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

Greg greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Apr 26 05:04:39 CEST 2013

On 26/04/2013 1:15 p.m., Ethan Furman wrote:
> Lots of counting systems wrap: seconds, minutes, hours, days of week,
> days of month, days of year, millimeters, inches, etc., etc.

But we don't disagree on which is the first minute of an hour.

> We still apply ordering to them, and talk about 15 <whatevers>
> being less than 42 <whatevers>.

When we do that, we're using cardinal numbers (how many), not ordinal
numbers (what order).


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