[Python-Dev] Best practices for Enum
Gregory P. Smith
greg at krypto.org
Tue May 14 18:39:10 CEST 2013
On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 5:08 AM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>wrote:
> On 14/05/13 16:51, Gregory P. Smith wrote:
> This sounds like a feature request for doctest. doctest could be educated
>> about enums and automatically compare to the integer value for such cases.
> Please no. Enums are not special enough to break the rules.
> Good: "Doctests look at the object's repr."
> Bad: "Doctests look at an object's repr, unless the object is an Enum,
> when it will look at the enum's value."
> If I want a test that checks the enum's value, then I will write a doctest
> that explicitly checks the enum's value.
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