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From Torsten Curdt <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] new switch-style selector
Date Tue, 16 Apr 2002 07:51:40 GMT
On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, 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
> 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 ;)

....the statement is usually referred to as "switch-case" that would lead
to "SwitchCaseSelector" but I guess I would (also) prefer a plain

+1 for SwitchSelector

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