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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Apr 26 02:54:39 CEST 2013

> On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM, Barry Warsaw<barry at python.org>  wrote:
>> I just can't get over the weirdness of a class having attributes which are
>> actual instances of itself.

I wonder how many programmers will even notice that
this characteristic exists.

Exactly the same weirdness occurs in Java, but I
had never thought about it until this discussion
came up, and I wondered "Hmmm... seems like this
ought to happen in Java too", tried it out, and
found that it did.


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