[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] peps: Pre-alpha draft for PEP 435 (enum). The name is not important at the moment, as

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Mon Feb 25 15:53:10 CET 2013


>> If it was just once or twice, sure, but I use them as names for ints,
>> which means I use them as ints, which means I would have a boat load of
>> int() calls.
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> Personally I don't see "name for ints" as being the main use case for enums.

Ethan seems to have a use case, even if it is using enums to
masquerade as true named constants.  Perhaps the correct solution is
to consider support for true constants in Python.  (I would be
surprised if there wasn't already at least one rejected or dormant PEP
regarding that topic.)

Skip


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