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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 27 18:41:32 CEST 2013

On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 2:11 AM, Larry Hastings <larry at hastings.org> wrote:
> On 04/26/2013 02:41 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I am still optimistic that we can come up with a rule that
> works well enough in practice (and the Zen rule to which I was
> referring was, of course, "practicality beats purity").
> The rule I liked best is "ignore callables, descriptors, and anything with
> leading & trailing double underscores".  Personally I'd modify that to
> simply "anything with two leading underscores" so you can have private
> variables.  It seems Pythonic to me in that classes already treat all those
> things special.  And if you want enums of any of those things you can
> instantiate & insert them by hand after the class definition.
> Does that fail in an important way?

Nope, those cover it.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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