[Python-ideas] constant/enum type in stdlib

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 12:50:07 CET 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 11:50 AM, Joao S. O. Bueno
<jsbueno at python.org.br> wrote:
> This idea is not new - but it is stalled  -
> Last I remember it came around in Python-devel in 2010, in this thread:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2010-November/thread.html#105967

FWIW, since that last discussion, I've switched to using strings for
my special constants, dumping them in a container if I need some kind
of easy validity checking or iteration.

That said, an enum type may still be useful for interoperability with
other systems (databases, C APIs, etc).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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