A good answer might be:

number += (number % 2 == 1 ) ? 1 : 0 ;

Many-way Branches

double discount;
char   code = 'B' ;

switch ( code )
  case 'A':
    discount = 0.0;

  case 'B':
    discount = 0.1;

  case 'C':
    discount = 0.2;

    discount = 0.3;

Often a program needs to make a choice among several options based on the value of a single expression. For example, a clothing store might offer a discount that depends on the quality of the goods:

The program fragment at the right does that. A choice is made between four options based on the value in code.

To execute the switch statement, look down the list of cases to match the value in code. Now execute the statment between the matching case and the following break. All other cases are skipped. If there is no match, the "default" case is chosen.

Warning: the complete rules for switch statments are complicated. Read on to get the details.


If code is 'C', what is the discount?