[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] peps: Pre-alpha draft for PEP 435 (enum). The name is not important at the moment, as
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Sat Feb 23 23:58:34 CET 2013
On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 7:02 AM, Stefan Krah <stefan at bytereef.org> wrote:
> eli.bendersky <python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
>> +Ordered comparisons between enumeration values are *not* supported. Enums are
>> +not integers!
I agree with your idea, but note you probably shouldn't call them
> Hmm. I think this limits interoperation with C libraries and prototyping
> C code.
Like I say, despite the lack of alignment with C, that this is the
right way to go for a high-level language like Python. But I don't
think it should be built-into the language.
The bigger question is: what things should be comparable? and this is
something that has not been settled. Nor do I believe it can be by
This is where I rather liked the old __cmp__ function, not only was it
easier to implement, but I could define a comparison and it was
clearer that I was doing so (within the class at least).
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