New user's initial thoughts / criticisms of Python

Thomas Rachel nutznetz-0c1b6768-bfa9-48d5-a470-7603bd3aa915 at
Sun Nov 10 13:24:31 CET 2013

Am 09.11.2013 14:27 schrieb Joshua Landau:

> `select` is quite an odd statement, in that in most cases it's just a
> weaker variant of `if`. By the time you're at the point where a
> `select` is actually more readable you're also at the point where a
> different control flow is probably a better idea. Things like
> dictionaries or a variables pointing to functions are really useful
> and can be encapsulated in a class quite well. This is a bit more
> advanced but largely more rigorous.

class Switch(object):
     def __init__(self, value):
         self.value = value
         self.called = False
     def case(self, other):
         def wr(func):
             if not self.called and self.value == other:
                 self.called = True
                 return func(self.value)
         return wr
     def default(self, func):
         if not self.called:
             self.called = True
             return func(self.value)

if __name__ == '__main__':
     import random

     while 1:
         n = random.randrange(0, 5)
         sw = Switch (n)
         def _(n): print n, "is one"

         def _(n): print n, "is two"

         def _(n): print n, "is something else"

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