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RE: text processing as *the* problem

At 11:39 AM 12/3/2001 -0800, KELLEHER,KEVIN (Non-HP-Roseville,ex1) wrote:
>it would be so handy if C/C++ had something like this:
>         switch (myVariable) {
>                 case "who":
>                         ...
>                         break;
>                 case "what":
>                         ...
>                         break;
>                 ...
>         }

Yep. One of the nice bits I hope will go into perl 6 (I'm certainly making 
allowances for it) is quantum-mechanics-like eigenstate stuff in the switch 
statement (amongst other places), along with arbitrary comparisons, so your 
case could be /\w+/ which'll be true if either any or all (depending on the 
type of the switch) of the values in the switch list had one or more word 
characters in it.


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