[Python-Dev] Simple Switch statement

Ka-Ping Yee python-dev at zesty.ca
Sun Jun 25 23:01:51 CEST 2006

On Sat, 24 Jun 2006, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 03:49 PM 6/24/2006 -0700, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> >Cases values must be ints, strings, or tuples of ints or strings.
> -1.  There is no reason to restrict the types in this fashion.  Even if you
> were trying to ensure marshallability, you could still include unicode and
> longs.

When he said "ints" i assumed that included longs.  The distinction
is so nearly gone by now (from the Python programmer's point of view).

I don't see any particular problem with allowing all basestrings
rather than just 8-bit strings.

-- ?!ng

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