At 9:04 PM +0100 9/24/10, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
I don't often use this type of logic, but I have used it before and
it's served me well. Essentially, a switch is a glorified if
statement, and I find them a lot nicer to read and write than a
series of if/elseif blocks.
Exactly my take.
I wouldn't live next door to an ELSEIF even if it lived in a good
However, I always thought (maybe in error) that the switch control
(CASE statement) was derived from the computed GOTO rather than from
the three-way IF statement.
One can make the argument that the ELSE IF statement first surfaced
circa 1977 in FORTRAN 77 and the CASE statement came later in FORTRAN
90 circa 1991. But I know I was using computed GOTOs and GOSUBs long
In any event, to me the computed GOTO is more like the CASE statement
than ELSE IF.
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