[Python-Dev] Switch statement

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 12:54:46 CEST 2006

Talin wrote:
> I don't get what the problem is here. A switch constant should have 
> exactly the bahavior of a default value of a function parameter. We 
> don't seem to have too many problems defining functions at the module 
> level, do we?

Because in function definitions, if you put them inside another function, the 
defaults of the inner function get reevaluated every time the outer function 
is run. Doing that for the switch statement would kinda defeat the whole 
point. . .


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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