[Python-Dev] enum discussion: can someone please summarize open issues?
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Apr 29 09:42:04 CEST 2013
Cameron Simpson wrote:
> I'd go a bit further here: I'd take this final sentence as being
> -0 on preventing adding more enumerals(?), whereas I'm a solid -1
> on preventing it. By all means not actively support it, but very
> against doing things that make it hard for a subclass to support
I had another thought about subclassing. I don't think it
would be a good idea to totally forbid subclassing classes
derived from Enum, because you may want to define an Enum
subclass for the purpose of creating a new *kind* of enum.
return str(self) + " with bells on"
If subclassing a subclass of Enum were prevented somehow,
you would't be able to create any actual enums based on
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