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From: Yuval Ronen (ronen_yuval_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-10 10:09:07

Paul Mensonides wrote:
> I haven't really been following this conversion, but why do you need an array at
> all? You have a sequence containing enumerator names. You can generate a
> switch statement just as easily as you can the enum itself:
> switch (v) {
> case False:
> return "False";
> case True:
> return "True";
> // etc.

I guess that's a possibility...

One point in favour of array, is that it ensures us of O(1) lookup time.
A good compiler might do that with switch/case but I'm not sure it's
something that we can rely on. My knowledge in these compiler
optimization issues is definitely not that extended.

For the _VALUES version, BTW, an array won't cut it, because the numbers
aren't nicely ordered from 0 to size - 1. It needs to a map, or a
switch/case, and I'm not really sure which is better...


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