generalized switch

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Sat Aug 9 20:39:08 AEST 1986

[Discussion about switch versus if/elseif]
> As I understand it, a switch/case setup compiles exactly the same as
> 	if (var == const1) {.....};
> 	else if (var == const2) {.....};
> 	else  {default_action};
> anyway. (Or am i wrong?).

In a way.  They are the same in the sense that i=i+j and i+=j are the
same.  The switch expression is evaluated only once, which can be

	switch (*bufp++)
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