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Re^10: fall through switch/case in perl

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Sep 07, 2004 at 17:24 UTC ( #389141=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^9: fall through switch/case in perl
in thread fall through switch/case in perl

Larry always thought so. As he explains in whatever Apocaplypse explains given/when, the reason Perl hasn't had a switch statement is that everyone else's switch statements suck, and he preferred to have none rather than a bad one.

Given that the language was being overhauled completely for Perl6, he took the time to do it in a way he considers right. Indeed you will notice that the semantics of Perl6's given/when go quite a way beyond those of switch in most languages, both in terms of possible conditionals and of non-/fallthrough behaviour.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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