Where is CASE?????

D-Man dsh8290 at rit.edu
Tue Feb 20 16:05:49 CET 2001


On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 02:18:03PM +0000, Chris Withers wrote:
| Steve Purcell wrote:
| > 
| > Chris Richard Adams wrote:
| > > Someone please tell me why I cannot find a CASE statement in the Python
| > > documentation index...
| > 
| > Because there isn't one.
| > 
| > Use if/elif/else instead.
| > 
| > It doesn't sting as much as you might expect.
| 
| Oh but it does ;-)

Why does it?  CASE is little more than a special if-else ladder for
integral types only.  If you are simply trying to get a value, use a
dictionary lookup instead.

-D





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