收录日期:2019/12/16 12:50:00 时间:2010-10-28 14:13:31 标签:php,switch-statement

Are regex's allowed in PHP switch/case statements and how to use them ?

Switch-case statement works like if-elseif.
As well as you can use regex for if-elseif, you can also use it in switch-case.

if (preg_match('/John.*/', $name)) {
    // do stuff for people whose name is John, Johnny, ...
}

can be coded as

switch $name {
    case (preg_match('/John.*/', $name) ? true : false) :
        // do stuff for people whose name is John, Johnny, ...
        break;
}

Hope this helps.

No or only limited. You could for example switch for true:

switch (true) {
    case $a == 'A':
        break;
    case preg_match('~~', $a);
        break;
}

This basically gives you an if-elseif-else statement, but with syntax and might of switch (for example fall-through.)

Yes, but you should use this technique to avoid issues when the switch argument evals to false:

switch ($name) {
  case preg_match('/John.*/', $name) ? $name : !$name:
    // do stuff
}