[Python-Dev] PEP 435: initial values must be specified? Yes

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon May 6 01:16:10 CEST 2013

On May 05, 2013, at 03:43 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

>I'll let Eli or Ethan respond to this. It sounds fine to me to support
>you with some kind of hook in the spec, even though I personally would
>rather assign my enum values explicitly (I'm old-fashioned that way

Assuming the picklability of functional API created Enums is fixed (sorry,
another threadsplosion still awaits me), if you *really* have to have
autonumbering, use the functional API.  IMHO, the class API doesn't need them.


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