I'm coming from Tcl-world ...

Cameron Laird claird at starbase.neosoft.com
Fri Aug 2 10:53:39 EDT 2002

In article <slrnakl3mb.c05.Andreas.Leitgeb at pc7499.gud.siemens.at>,
Andreas Leitgeb <avl at logic.at> wrote:
>2.) A 'switch'-thing: like a big if-elif-elif-elif-...-else but which
>   evaluates its expression only once ... and then does all the comparisons.
You're far from the first to ask about it.  I
confess I occasionally ache from its absence.

The Python attitude, though, is that a LOT of
switches are bogus; they're better handled as
type resolution (switching between what amount
to different classes) or dictionary look-up.

Cameron Laird <Cameron at Lairds.com>
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