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It was thus said that the Great Soni L. once stated:
> (Copypasted from 
> )
> The orif Idea
> =============
> orif (possible operators: `|if`, `orif`, `or if`, ...) is a construct that 
> allows if statements with **explicit** fall-through.

  It's an interesting idea, but I'm still unsure if I like the name "orif"
or not.  I don't really like it, but I can't come up with a better name.

  But, if it's a switch with a fallthrough case you are missing (and
frankly, I really haven't missed it that much in Lua), what about the

	-- ----------------------------
	-- You need this function
	-- ----------------------------

	function switch(key,case,otherwise)
	  otherwise = otherwise or function() return nil end
	  if not case[key] then
	    return otherwise(case,key)
	    return case[key](case,key)

	-- ----------------------------
	-- And now you can do this 
	-- ----------------------------

	flag = false
	i = 2

	    function() flag = true end,
	    function(case) case[1]() print(flag) end,
	  function() print "Unknown!" end

  It's about the same syntatical overhead of a C or Java switch statement,
but it does allow fallthrough (or the effect thereof).  And it can be used
in an expression context (take THAT, C!).

  -spc (Did not expect this to be so easy ... )