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given/when in Perl 6

by logan (Curate)
on Mar 03, 2003 at 18:30 UTC ( #240113=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________
in thread There's a level in Hell reserved for ________

OK, I'll bite. What's a given/when and why is it important?

-Logan
"What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

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Re: given/when in Perl 6
by Elian (Parson) on Mar 03, 2003 at 18:33 UTC
    given/when is a switch on steroids. Rather than C's rather anemic "check against an integer value", it provides full smart matching semantics, very much like Damian's Switch module, on which it's based.

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