Switch versus if/then/else ( was: Main menu puzzle, Klaus)
rcozens at pon.net
Mon Feb 20 11:13:01 EST 2006
Judy, et al:
> If-Thens are readily comprehensible by non/novice-programmers.
And by extension, switch statements are not. [?]
When I gave you this point in an earlier post, I was really conceding
that the syntax of a switch statement does not flow in the same
English-like fashion of "ifs" in xTalk.
Maybe I've been at it too long to see the forest for the trees; but I
truly don't see what is so hard to comprehend about the switch concept.
One identifies a switch value and specifies different logic paths to
follow depending on the value of the switch.
on menuPick thePick
answer warning quote&thePick"e&&"is not supported!"
It can be explained in terms of if/then/else--which you find easily
comprehended--; so when it's explained in that context it should be
Again, I'll grant you that there is more to switches than that simple
example shows; but the basic concept is not that difficult to
understand or explain (to me; but I have to defer to your classroom
experience, as unintuitive as it is to moi).
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