[Python-Dev] PEP 435 - requesting pronouncement

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Mon May 6 00:16:57 CEST 2013

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:
>> 1. Having to enter the values is annoying. Sorry, I read the rationale and
>> all that, and I *still* want to write a C-Like enum { A, B, C }. I fully
>> expect to edit and reorder enums (if I ever use them) and get irritated with
>> having to update the value assignments.
> I guess there are cultural differences around this. Anyway, you can
> use the functional/convenience API for this purpose.

Would it be wise to forbid ... as an enum value to preserve the option
to use it for automatic value assignment in some indefinite future?



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