[Python-Dev] PEP 435: pickling enums created with the functional API

Eli Bendersky eliben at gmail.com
Thu May 9 18:47:31 CEST 2013

On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> On May 09, 2013, at 09:24 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >+1. This is a good one. While adding module=__name__ is actually more
> >typing than passing __name__ + '.Color' as the class name, the current
> >proposal (parsing for dots) makes it very attractive to do the wrong thing
> >and hardcode the module name. Then typing the module incorrectly is very
> >easy, and the mistake is easily overlooked because it won't be noticed
> >until you actually try to pickle a member.
> Seems reasonable.  The `module` argument should be keyword-only, and
> obviously
> namedtuple should support the same API.

Yes, this was already pointed out by Eric in
http://bugs.python.org/issue17941 which tracks this feature for namedtuple.

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