What is the Python equivalent for a case/switch statement?

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I’d like to know, is there a Python equivalent for the case statement such as the examples available on VB.net or C#?

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While the official docs are happy not to provide switch, I have seen a solution using dictionaries.

For example:

# define the function blocks
def zero():
print "You typed zero.\n"

def sqr():
print "n is a perfect square\n"

def even():
print "n is an even number\n"

def prime():
print "n is a prime number\n"

# map the inputs to the function blocks
options = {0 : zero,
1 : sqr,
4 : sqr,
9 : sqr,
2 : even,
3 : prime,
5 : prime,
7 : prime,
}



Then the equivalent switch block is invoked:

options[num]()



This begins to fall apart if you heavily depend on fall through.

The direct replacement is if/elif/else.