[Python-Dev] PEP 557: Data Classes

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Sep 11 22:16:39 EDT 2017

Or we could just have two arguments, eq=<bool> and order=<bool>, and some
rule so that you only need to specify one or the other but not both. (E.g.
order=True implies eq=True.) That seems better than needing new constants
just for this flag.

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 6:49 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> On Sep 11, 2017, at 18:36, Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com> wrote:
> > So if we don't do enums, I think the choices are ints, strs, or maybe
> True/False/None. Do you have a preference here?
> >
> > If int or str, I assume we'd want module-level constants.
> >
> > I like the name compare=, and 3 values makes sense: None, Equality,
> Ordered.
> +1 for the name, the 3 values, and making them module constants.  After
> that, I don’t think it really matters what their implementation is.  User
> code will look the same either way.  One minor nice effect of using an enum
> is that the dataclass function can use `is` instead of `==` to compare
> keyword argument values.
> -Barry
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