[Python-Dev] Enum: subclassing?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu May 2 00:22:55 CEST 2013

On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> The reason __int__ is there is because pure Enums should be using plain ints
> as their value 95% or more of the time, and being able to easily convert to
> a real int for either database storage, wire transmission, or C functions is
> a Good Thing.

What would int(x) return if x is an enum whose value is not a plain int?

Why can't you use x.value for this use case?

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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