[Python-Dev] Mass PEP status changes

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri May 18 21:17:34 CEST 2007

On 5/18/07, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On May 18, 2007, at 1:40 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >  SR  354  Enumerations in Python                       Finney
> > Rejected; not enough interest, not sufficiently Pythonic.
> I have a competing proposal for enumerations which I just haven't
> gotten around to spec'ing out yet.  Check the the cheeseshop for the
> 'munepy' package if you're interested (mune == enum backwards, since
> 'enum' was already taken).
> Guido, can you tell me whether the concept of enums for Python is
> being rejected, or this specific proposal?  My proposal would be
> quite different, and I think, more Pythonic.  Should I bother
> submitting a PEP?

That's really up to the rest of the community. If their response to
your proposal is going to be as lackluster as to PEP 354, don't
bother. Perhaps you can test the waters on python-ideas or c.l.py.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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