[Python-Dev] Switch statement

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Jun 21 18:41:54 CEST 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> (Note how I've switched to the switch-for-efficiency camp, since it
> seems better to have clear semantics and a clear reason for the syntax
> to be different from if/elif chains.)

if you're now in the efficiency camp, why not just solve this on the 
code generator level ?  given

     var = some expression
     if var == constant:
     elif var == constant:

let the compiler use a dispatch table, if it can and wants to.


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