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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Apr 27 03:37:23 CEST 2013

Eli Bendersky wrote:
> There's a conceptual 
> difference between a value of an enumeration and a collection of such 
> values.

Not if you think of an enum as a type and a type as
defining a set of values. From that point of view, the
enum itself is already a collection of values, and
introducing another object is creating an artificial


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