[PATCH] [core/vcl/source/window/splitwin.cxx:2047] ->[core/vcl/source/window/splitwin.cxx:2045]:(style) Found duplicate branches for if and else.

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Mon Feb 20 01:25:50 PST 2012

On 02/18/2012 03:21 PM, julien2412 wrote:
> This subject, switch/if else, reminded me what I read recently on the
> Stroustrup book.
> 1) The fact that "switch allows a better quality machine code".

I wouldn't bet anything on that one.  Compilers should be able to 
automatically identify if-else-chains that can be turned into 
switch-like code.

> 2) an enumeration used with a switch allows a compiler to detect a case
> which has be forgotten.

That's indeed a reason it might be appropriate to go with a switch 
statement in certain cases.


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