[Python-Dev] Switch statement
fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Jun 12 00:44:50 CEST 2006
> I don't have any specific syntax proposals, but I notice that the suite
> that follows the switch statement is not a normal suite, but a
> restricted one, and I am wondering if we could come up with a syntax
> that avoids having a special suite.
don't have K&R handy, but I'm pretty sure they put switch and case at
the same level (just like if/else), thus eliminating the need for silly
> The only real difference between this and an if-else chain is that the
> compiler knows that all of the test expressions are constants and can be
> hashed at compile time.
the compiler can of course figure that out also for if/elif/else state-
ments, by inspecting the AST. the only advantage for switch/case is
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