Thread: Case Statement

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    Note to OP: investigate your compiler's assembly output of a switch statement with and without "holes" for cases; let us know if it effectively creates an if-else tree. This will help find a solution if we know more of the limitations.
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    The switch statement does a compare and branch to each Case defined. It ignores holes and only generates branches to valid Cases.

    It's a Jump Table not an If..else. It executes much faster than an if..else.

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