[Python-Dev] PEP 435 -- Adding an Enum type to the Python standard library
pjenvey at underboss.org
Tue Apr 23 22:20:48 CEST 2013
On Apr 23, 2013, at 8:11 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I gotta say, I'm with Antoine here. It's pretty natural (also coming
> from other languages) to assume that the class used to define the
> enums is also the type of the enum values. Certainly this is how it
> works in Java and C++, and I would say it's the same in Pascal and
> probably most other languages.
Furthermore, you could define methods/fields on enum values, like Java's enums.
E.g.: Errno.EBADF.strerror() -> 'Bad file descriptor'
Easily adapt to additional fields:
HOPOPT = 0, "IPv6 Hop-by-Hop Option"
ICMP = 1, "Internet Control Message"
IGMP = 2, "Internet Group Management"
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