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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri May 3 18:23:43 CEST 2013

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On May 03, 2013, at 07:40 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>The problem is that this is not an expression, it is a statement. The
>>advantage of the convenience function is not just that it is shorter, but
>>that it is an expression.
> Exactly right, but let's stop calling it the "convenience API" and instead
> call it the "functional API".  I probably started the perpetuation of this
> problem; let's update the PEP.
> BTW, I made a suggestion elsewhere that the first argument could accept, but
> not require dotted names in the first argument.  If provided, rsplit the
> string and use the prefix as __module__.  If not given, fallback to the
> _getframe() hack for those implementations where it's available.
> The same could probably be done to namedtuples.

All sounds good to me.

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

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