[Python-Dev] PEP-435 reference implementation
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu May 2 00:54:10 CEST 2013
On 2 May 2013 02:46, "Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
> > I'd be glad to drop both of those in favor of subclassing: I think the
> > emphasis on "class-ness" makes no sense, given the driving usecases for
> > adopting enums into the stdlib in the first place. IOW, I would vote
> > that real-world usecases trump hypothetical purity.
> Yeah, this is the dilemma. But what *are* the real-world use cases?
> Please provide some.
> Here's how I would implement "extending" an enum if subclassing were
> not allowed:
> class Color(Enum):
> red = 1
> white = 2
> blue = 3
> class ExtraColor(Enum):
> orange = 4
> yellow = 5
> green = 6
> flag_colors = set(Color) | set(ExtraColor)
> Now I can test "c in flag_colors" to check whether c is a flag color.
> I can also loop over flag_colors. If I want the colors in definition
> order I could use a list instead:
> ordered_flag_colors = list(Color) + list(ExtraColor)
> But this would be less or more acceptable depending on whether it is a
> common or esoteric use case.
If enums had an "as_dict" method that returned an ordered dictionary, you
orange = 4
Using a similar API to PEP 422's class initialisation hook, you could even
simplify that to:
class MoreColors(Enum, namespace=Colors.as_dict()):
orange = 4
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