[Python-Dev] Switch statement

Ka-Ping Yee python-dev at zesty.ca
Mon Jun 19 21:29:07 CEST 2006

On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> 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.

I feel quite strongly that readability should be the primary motivator
for just about any new syntax.

Choosing an implementation that runs at a reasonable speed is also
worthwhile consideration, but readability is where it starts, IMHO.

-- ?!ng

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