[Python-Dev] An obscene computed goto bytecode hack for "switch" :)

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sun Jun 18 22:10:00 CEST 2006

At 11:23 AM 6/18/2006 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>I'm not in favor of abusing this to generate a computed goto, and I
>don't see a need for that -- if we decide to add that (either as
>syntax or as an automatic optimization) I see no problem adding a new

Me either -- I suggest simply adding a JUMP_TOP -- but I wanted to point 
out that people wouldn't need to add a new opcode in order to experiment 
with possible "switch" syntaxes.

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