Strings in switch
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Mon Mar 30 12:01:24 PDT 2009
Ulf Zibis wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> I refer to your proposal:
> If your proposal would unchanged be taken into JDK 7, there won't be
> any compatible way to implement my more general proposal "Extend
> switch .. case statement for Object types and simple expressions" in
> future version of JDK !!!
> --> So switch .. case statement should compare for IDENTITY if not
> syntactically determined otherwise.
> --> compare for EQUALITY would also break semantic of existing switch
> .. case statement.
While pattern matching is a fine feature in some languages, I don't
think retrofitting that flavor of facility onto Java much over and above
the existing capabilities of the switch statement is the right direction
to evolve Java.
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