Switch statements for strings

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    Switch statements for strings

    Hi,

    I am trying to use a switch statements for strings but it is not working is there any other method I could use ?? . ( I am trying to avoid using lots of if, else statements )

    Thank you in Advance

    Craig

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    Switch statements don't work with strings.

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    Thats why he was asking for another method

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    Use strcomp() to compare strings.

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    typecast the string to long? this is probably very ugly but could work

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    You would have to iterate through the whole character array and cast it to long, add up the values or something similar and then compare.

    In short, yes, very ugly.

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