Can global variable be passed into Python function?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Feb 28 16:06:43 CET 2014

On 28/02/2014 11:38, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Switch statements provide for excellent readability in parsers and state
> machines, for example. They also allow the Python compiler to optimize
> the statement internally unlike long if-else chains.

There are umpteen recipes for switch statements so take your pick or if 
you don't like any of them write your own.  Much easier than beating 
your head against multiple brick walls, which is what raising this one 
on python-ideas is likely to be.  See and

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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