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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu May 2 23:16:34 CEST 2013

On May 02, 2013, at 10:57 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:

>On Thu, 2 May 2013 13:48:24 -0700
>> 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.
>A good reason to ditch the function-based syntax.

Why?  Not everything is picklable.  Oh well.


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