[Python-Dev] Purpose of Doctests [Was: Best practices for Enum]

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Mon May 20 02:04:03 CEST 2013

On 5/19/2013 7:22 PM, Mark Janssen wrote:
> On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM, Tres Seaver <tseaver at palladion.com> wrote:
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>> On 05/19/2013 10:48 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>> Anyway, if you're doing arithmetic on enums you're doing it wrong.
>> Hmm, bitwise operations, even?
> I think it's rather pointless to do bitwise operations on python
> enums.  We're not that close to the machine.

It makes sense if the enums represent bit-oriented values that will be 
used close to the machine.  Python is used in many disciplines.


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