[Python-Dev] PEP 435 -- Adding an Enum type to the Python standard library

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Apr 26 00:37:16 CEST 2013

On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Apr 25, 2013, at 03:19 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>I suppose you were going to propose to use isinstance() overloading,
>>but I honestly think that Color.red.__class__ should be the same
>>object as Color.
> Yes, a custom __instancecheck__() is two lines of code.
> I just can't get over the weirdness of a class having attributes which are
> actual instances of itself.

TBH I had a hard time getting over the fact that even though the class
said "a = 1", C.a is not the integer 1. But I did get over it.
Hopefully you can get over *this* weirdness.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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