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

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Feb 26 21:16:35 CET 2013

On 02/26/2013 11:17 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> 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.

If they're str enums then they would compare equal with strings and be strings and that may not be desired.


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