sorry if this is such a stupid question, but i am really confused.
posted 8 years ago
because the switch statement takes only ints (or lower) and enums, this is true also for the case statement. Additionally the case statement has to be a compile time constant, e.g. a int literal. And enum values are per se compile time constants:
The last three are not really planets. The x as an int is allowed, because it is a compile time constant small enough to fit in a short.
By the way, as types smaller as ints are allowed, the switch case thing also works with chars (but not with Character...).