[Python-Dev] Enum Eccentricities

Zero Piraeus z at etiol.net
Mon Sep 23 04:41:39 CEST 2013


On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 04:52:36PM -0700, Ethan Furman wrote:
> So, as anyone who has worked with Enum is probably aware by now,
> Enum's are a strange duck -- you might even call them platypuses.

Yes :-)

> What I'm looking for feedback on is the question is #19011: should an
> Enum member be considered a class level attribute?

I may be misunderstanding the use case given in the issue, but it seems
to me that having to use


(what is being complained about in the issue), while not exactly pretty,
makes a lot more semantic sense than


... which is just bizarre.

Enum members aren't class attributes, even if the way they're defined
makes them look as though they are. Allowing this is just asking for
more confusion on the part of anyone using them IMHO.


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