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I think your first example would be more useful if you just printed the value of $i on every iteration. I don't have perl 5.10 handy myself.

This does seem like odd behavior. No switch/select I'm familiar with (I admit that's not many) tries to match multiple cases/whens. Obviously in C the limitations of case tests to simple constants would make that behavior silly.

A switch group is generally used as a prettier form of a series of if/elsif/.../else statements. The Perl implementation of continue seems to just change the next elsif to a plain if. And in that case, why not just use a plain if?

I'd like to see an example of how this behavior was expected to be used.


sas

In reply to Re: Perl 5.10 given/when tricks and caveats by sasdrtx
in thread Perl 5.10 given/when tricks and caveats by mr_mischief

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