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On 1/28/2018 4:26 PM, Sean Conner wrote:
It was thus said that the Great KHMan once stated:

How many other major languages that avoids having a switch
construct are there? Lua puts in a utf8 library but not a switch

   Not built in, but ...

	function switch(var,case)
	  if case[var] then
	x = 4
	switch(x, {
	  one   = function() print "yada"  end,
	  two   = function() print "blah"  end,
	  three = function() print "yahoo" end,
	  [4]   = function() print "this is four" end,

   You still have the overhead of a table lookup, but this is about as close
to a switch statement you can get in Lua without changing the language.

There's a lot of legacy wisdom here:

I'd like a native switch. :-) Please, pretty pretty please :-)

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Selangor, Malaysia