[Python-Dev] PEP 3103: A Switch/Case Statement

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Jun 29 16:56:40 CEST 2006

Eric Sumner wrote:

>> what's a "label" ?
> In your example, RED, GREEN, and BLUE.  colours provides a mapping
> from values to labels/cases, and the switch statement provides a
> mapping from labels/cases to code.  Sorry about introducing a new term
> without saying anything about it.

yeah, but what are they?  integers?  strings?  names without an associated value?
how do you create new labels?  where are they stored?  who keeps track of them?


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