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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 17:52:16 CET 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 2:03 AM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> I'm beginning to see why enums as a class has not yet been added to Python.
> We don't want to complicate the language with too many choices, yet there is
> no One Obvious Enum to fit the wide variety of use-cases:
>   - named int enums  (http status codes)
>   - named str enums  (tkinter options)
>   - named bitmask enums  (file-type options)
>   - named valueless enums  (any random set of names)
>   - named valueless-yet-orderable enums  (any not-so-random set of names ;)

That's probably the best succinct description of the core problem I've
seen, and I've been following the various enum-related dicussions for
years :)


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