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Discussion on: Optimize the use of if-else, you need a better selective structure!

tamirazrab profile image

I think table driven method should be must to teach during introductory teaching of programming fundamentals, students take these bad writing style along with them which is easy to spot on their code base. Sad thing is even most teacher which I've experienced aren't aware of that.

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AkaraChen Author

Yeah, sometimes I really wish my classmates would work on how to write beautiful code.

fjones profile image

No. Please, no. Map lookups are such a silly shorthand, and more often than not they're just replacing a different structure designed for this purpose: switch/case.

Please stop telling people to use map lookups as if code golf is our goal.