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Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Fri Mar 30 18:44:53 CEST 2012

> [...]
> > C switch is just a different way of doing an if/elif tree, I do not
> > really see any real difference. Although, if there is you can feel free
> > to enlighten me. :)
> [...]
> 'fraid not -- though it depends on which compiler and how many cases.
> For 3 or more cases compilers will generate a hardware supported jump
> table: a switch statement is a jump table not a cascade of if
> statements.

Good point, I had forgotten that. 

Although, it sounded like the OP was referring more to syntax and
coding practice than the low level implementation.

>I'm already enjoying this lovely language.  
>One of the few c things I miss is the switch/case statement.  if and 
>elif in it's place is a bit cumbersome.  Still, it works.


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