[Bro-Dev] #754: Complete implementation of switch statement

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Thu Dec 27 08:47:28 PST 2012

#754: Complete implementation of switch statement
  Reporter:  seth           |      Owner:  robin
      Type:  Merge Request  |     Status:  closed
  Priority:  Normal         |  Milestone:  Bro2.2
 Component:  Bro            |    Version:  git/master
Resolution:  fixed          |   Keywords:  language

Comment (by jsiwek):

 Replying to [comment:5 vern]:
 > (1) what in particular is motivating this addition right now

 It's just what I felt like working on that day.

 > (2) thoughts on making it more dynamics?

 For constant case labels, an internal hash map lookup can be done when
 evaluating the switch instead of iterating over them (and evaluating) to
 look for the first match.  I didn't do any measurements, but I think that
 way would match people's performance expectations for a switch with a
 modest amount of cases because other languages do it similarly?

 But I'm not completely attached to that way and it shouldn't be difficult
 to remove that constant-only case label restriction, so let me know if
 you're not persuaded.

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