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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Feb 26 20:17:57 CET 2013


On Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:03:40 -0800
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 ;)

I don't think valueless enums have a point. Just make them str enums.

Regards

Antoine.




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