Exit Switch or break switch question

len-morgan at crcom.net len-morgan at crcom.net
Thu Mar 20 11:11:51 EDT 2008


I've always used the second example you had.  Sometimes it can get a
little harder to debug (and less clear for someone else reading your code)
if you have multiple exit points.  In the end, I think they both
accomplish the same thing.

len morgan

> If I want to leave a switch statement after successfully matching a
> case is it better to break and rund to the end without a default
> statement or to exit the switch from that case?
>
> ComboBox
>
> on menuPick pChosen
>      switch pChosen
>          case "Home"
>              -- code goes here
>              exit switch
>           case "Work"
>              -- code goes here
>              exit switch
>      end switch
> end menuPick
>
> OR
>
> on menuPick pChosen
>      switch pChosen
>          case "Home"
>              -- code goes here
>              break
>          case "Work"
>              -- code goes here
>              break
>      end switch
> end menuPick
>
> Thank you,
>
> Tom McGrath
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