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

Eric Sumner kd5bjo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 17:42:07 CEST 2006

> 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?

In this scheme, dispatch tables can be considered to be reverse-lookup
namespaces.  Where a regular namespace is used to look up a value
given its name, a dispatch table is used to look up a name given its
value.  The switch statement then lets you actually do something based
on which name is returned.

  -- Eric Sumner

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