[Python-Dev] PyPy, Jython, & IronPython: Enum convenience function and pickleablity

Eli Bendersky eliben at gmail.com
Thu May 2 22:48:24 CEST 2013

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> On May 02, 2013, at 10:18 PM, Georg Brandl wrote:
> >5) accept that convenience-created enums have restrictions such as no
> >picklability and point them out in the docs?
> That would work fine for me, but ultimately I'm with Guido.  I just don't
> want
> to have to pass the module name in.

The problem with (5) is this: you use some library that exports an
enumeration, and you want to use pickling. Now you depend on the way the
library implemented - if it used the convenience API, you can't pickle. If
it used the class API, you can.

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