Python 3.10 is adding pattern matching in Python. This is a good official tutorial around it.
Few interesting use cases:
command = input("What are you doing next? ") # we want to use command.split() # one of the options is to use: [action, obj] = command.split() # but what if the input has multiple words # pattern matching can come handy here match command.split(): case [action]: ... # interpret single-verb action case [action, obj]: ... # interpret action, obj # we can use club it with specific values match command.split(): case ["quit"]: print("Goodbye!") quit_game() case ["look"]: current_room.describe() case ["get", obj]: character.get(obj, current_room) case ["go", direction]: current_room = current_room.neighbor(direction) # The rest of your commands go here