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From Guillaume Laforge <>
Subject Re: Curious that Groovy case can match values that are not equal to the candidate
Date Sat, 08 Aug 2015 05:21:20 GMT
Hi David,

Groovy 's switch is a bit special and his beyond Java' s.
Please have a look at the documentation about it.
When a list is passed, it checks if the element is contained within.

Le 7 août 2015 23:07, "KARR, DAVID" <> a écrit :

> Reading REGINA, I find this detail of Groovy semantics very curious:
> ----------------------
> def myList = ['a', 'b', 'c']
> switch ('c') {
> case myList: assert true;break;
> default: assert false;break;
> }
> --------------
> In all the languages I'm aware of with some sort of "switch/case"
> construct, you can always assume that if the "case" matches, then the
> "case" value "is equal to" the switch candidate.  This is the first time
> I've seen this not be the case.
> I certainly understand what Groovy is doing here, and I appreciate the
> power of it, it's just a bit surprising.

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