Python Now Supports Switch Statements — Here’s How to Get Started

Python 3.10 is still in alpha, but will bring along some new exciting features. We’ll look at one of these today — switch statements — officially known as Structural Pattern Matching.

Switch statements are commonly seen in most programming languages and provide a neater way of implementing conditional logic. They come in handy when there’s a lot of conditions to evaluate.

Today we’ll see how to use them and compare the code differences with a more traditional approach.

The article is structured as follows:

  • The Old Way(s) of Implementing Conditional Operations
  • Python 3.10 Way — Switch Statement
  • Final Thoughts

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