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From Stuart Roebuck <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] new switch-style selector
Date Mon, 15 Apr 2002 21:27:24 GMT

On Monday, April 15, 2002, at 10:16 PM, Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Hi team,
> Marcus Crafter proposed a while ago a new style of Selector that would 
> allow to factorize some common computation for all <map:when> cases 
> instead of starting from scratch a each case as it is today. This is 
> especially useful when the data that has to be tested is costly to 
> obtain compared to the time of the actual test (e.g. select on a user 
> role that is fetched in a database).
> All this is decribed in
> dev&m=101619559107566&w=4 and 
> Marcus originally called it "ContextualizableSelector", but this seemed 
> inappropriate since there are already many Context objects around in 
> Cocoon. So a better name came which was "SwitchStyleSelector" for its 
> analogy with the switch construct in Java, whereas the current Selector 
> is more analogous to if/else-if constructs.
> So there are two questions :
> - do you want this new style of selector ?
> +1


> - do you have a better name than "SwitchStyleSelector" ?
> I personally don't have ;)
How about plain "SwitchSelector" for brevity?


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