[Python-Dev] enum discussion: can someone please summarize open issues?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed May 1 08:01:08 CEST 2013

On Apr 29, 2013, at 11:10 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

>Ethan thinks that "Seasons(3)" is a typecast, not an access into a
>mapping (which would be better expressed by "Seasons[3]").  Ie, the
>inverse of "int(AUTUMN)".
>This is consistent with the "AUTUMN is-a Seasons" position that Ethan
>and Guido take.  It's inconsistent with the "AUTUMN is-a
>Seasons_VALUE" implementation of Flufl.Enum.

I think this sums it up perfectly.  I get that using class definition syntax
is what sends people down Ethan's path.


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