On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 1:56 AM, Matijn Woudt <tijn...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree that large switch block are not always easy and useful to split,
> however, writing too much code inside a switch block isn't considered good
> practice too IMO. Though, it is unavoidable in some cases I think. I do
> have some of these functions in my code too, I have one switch block of
> more than 500 lines, but that's just because I have more than 400
> individual case statements, and I don't think there's a better way to do
> it. Doesn't mean I like it btw.

I never encounter such big switch statement in PHP yet. However I saw huge
switch and had to optimize it while  working with a custom programming
language interpreter written in C.  When I see the language is OO, I try to
apply polymorphic behavior and eliminate any switch statements. Here is a
video that demonstrated the concept

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