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What advantages do a switch statement offer over an if statement?

What advantages do a switch statement offer over an if statement?

1 Answer

Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith
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They basically do the same thing but are particularly good for enums. I don't know how far you are but it will be explained in a later video. Since switch statements must be exhaustive, if they are placed within an enum and they go through each enum case they are exhaustive without the default case