Today we wanted to write some code in java that performs some or the other action depending on a condition. At the same time if some action fails we wanted to fall back to the other action.
We've written it like this:
// Some actions.
// Fall back to false route.
// Other actions.
The fun part is that it's not valid java code.
The answer can be found in spec: 14.11. The switch Statement
The type of the Expression must be char, byte, short, int, Character, Byte, Short, Integer, String, or an enum type (§8.9), or a compile-time error occurs.
Sure there are workarounds, even with switch, but it just not justified restriction...
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