[Python-ideas] Enums

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Mon Jul 25 18:27:23 CEST 2011

On 25/07/2011 07:32, Chris Rebert wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 11:04 PM, Stefan Behnel<stefan_ml at behnel.de>  wrote:
>> Ben Finney, 25.07.2011 04:09:
>>> Guido van Rossum writes:
>>>> For enums, I think we should just pick a solution. I'm in favor of
>>>> Barry Warsaw's version, flufl.enum.
>>> As the maintainer of the PyPI ‘enum’ package, I also support the FLUFL's
>>> ‘flufl.enum’ to be the One Obvious Way.
>> Never used enums in Python, and likely won't do so anywhere in the near
>> future, but I just read through the usage page at
>> http://packages.python.org/flufl.enum/docs/using.html
>> and *if* such a library gets added to the stdlib, then this is the way it
>> should work. The examples totally make sense to me.
> My only nitpicks would be:
> - Why violate TOOWTDI by having both SomeEnum(...) and SomeEnum[...]
> that do the same thing?
> - Why is it .enumname and not simply .name? .enumname could also be
> confused as getting the name of the overarching enum rather than the
> name of the particular enum value.
My nitpick would be that the underlying integer values should start at
0, not 1.

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