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Why not use ternary operators/switch statements instead of if-else-if-...-else statements?

Can anyone please explain when should you use a switch, ternary operators, and, if-else-if-...-else statements? In which case one works better than other?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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A ternary would normally be used to select a value, where a conditional statement ("if") would be a good choice for controlling statement execution.

A switch statement is good for conditional execution when there are a number of cases that all depend on a single value, where an "if...else if" chain would work better when the cases depend on different things.