[Python-Dev] Switch statement

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Jun 19 16:37:01 CEST 2006

On 6/18/06, Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at uci.edu> wrote:
> [...] Offering arbitrary expressions whose
> meaning can vary at runtime would kill any potential speedup (the
> ultimate purpose for having a switch statement), [...]

Um, is this dogma? Wouldn't a switch statement also be a welcome
addition to the readability? I haven't had the time to follow this
thread (still catching up on my Google 50%) but I'm not sure I agree
with the idea that a switch should only exist for speedup.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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