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Switch statement for Perl

The Switch.pm module implements a generalized case mechanism that covers  
most (but not all) of the numerous possible combinations of switch and  
case values described above.The module augments the standard Perl syntax  
with two new control statements: 'switch' and 'case'. The 'switch'  
statement takes a single scalar argument of any type, specified in  
parentheses. 'switch' stores this value as the current switch value in a  
(localized) control variable. The value is followed by a block which may  
contain one or more Perl statements (including the 'case' statement  
described below). The block is unconditionally executed once the switch  
value has been cached. A 'case' statement takes a single scalar argument  
(in mandatory parentheses if it's a variable; otherwise the parens are  
optional) and selects the appropriate type of matching between that  
argument and the current switch value. The type of matching used is  
determined by the respective types of the switch value and the 'case'  
argument, as specified in Table 1. If the match is successful, the  
mandatory block associated with the 'case' statement is executed.

    Damian Conway <damian@conway.org>

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