[Python-Dev] PEP 435 - requesting pronouncement

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Sun May 5 15:44:03 CEST 2013

On 05/05/2013 03:05 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Sat, 4 May 2013 15:04:49 -0700
> Eli Bendersky <eliben at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello pydev,
>> PEP 435 is ready for final review. A lot of the feedback from the last few
>> weeks of discussions has been incorporated.
> I still would like to see Nick's class-based API preferred over the
> functional API:
>     class Season(Enum, members='spring summer autumn'):
>        pass
> The PEP doesn't even mention it, even though you got significant
> pushback on the proposed _getframe() hack for pickling (including
> mentions that IronPython and Cython may not support it), and nobody
> seemed to be unhappy with the class-based proposal.

Agreed that the PEP should mention it.

-1 on using it.

We don't need two different ways to use class syntax.

The functional interface is there for two reasons:

   - to easily create enums dynamically (fairly rare, I'm sure)

   - to easily create enums when prototyping or at the interactive prompt (I'll use it all the time -- it's convenient! ;)


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