[Python-Dev] Enumeration items: mixed types?

Eli Bendersky eliben at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 18:27:54 CEST 2013

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>wrote:

> Ethan Furman wrote:
>> I suppose the other option is to have `.value` be whatever was assigned
>> (1, 'really big country', and (8273.199, 517) ),
> I thought that was the intention all along, and that we'd
> given up on the idea of auto-assigning integer values
> (because it would require either new syntax or extremely
> dark magic).

Yes, Guido rejected the auto-numbering syntax a while back. The only case
in which auto-numbering occurs (per PEP 435) is the "convenience syntax":

Animal = Enum('Animal', 'fox dog cat')

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