[Python-Dev] School IIb?
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Jun 27 01:05:30 CEST 2006
At 03:52 PM 6/26/2006 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>messiness of trying to define rules that are as flexible as needed for
>optimization and yet claiming to maintain the strict if/elif-chain
Hear, hear! We already have if/elif, we don't need another way to spell
it. The whole point of switch is that it asserts that exactly *one* case
is supposed to match -- which means by definition that the *order* of the
cases must not matter. It is an unprioritized selection, rather than
I think that probably the biggest misunderstanding of switch that has been
put forth is that it's shorthand for a particular pattern of if-elif use,
when in actuality it's the other way around: if-elif is sometimes used as a
crude workaround for the absence of a switch feature.
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