[Python-Dev] AutoNumber Enum

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Jun 30 00:29:30 EDT 2016

On 06/29/2016 03:40 PM, Roberto Martínez wrote:

> Why the 'start' parameter default is 1? 0 (zero) is more consistent with
> other parts of the language: indexes, enumerate, range...

An excerpt from [1]:

> The reason for defaulting to 1 as the starting number and not 0 is that 0 is False in a boolean sense, but enum members all evaluate to True.


[1] https://docs.python.org/3/library/enum.html#functional-api

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