PEP 354: Enumerations in Python

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Mar 1 08:55:02 CET 2006

"Ben Finney" <bignose+hates-spam at> wrote in message 
news:87veuz2bwk.fsf at rose.polar.local...
> Should I amend the PEP to propose "either in the builtins or in the
> collections module"?

Yes, if the idea is accepted, Guido and devs will debate and decide that 
anyway ;-)

> Or should I propose two PEPs and let them compete?


> But the terminology is broken. The term "enumerated" seems to me to
> imply that it does have an order. Can you suggest a term other than
> "enumerated" for what you're describing with the unordered property?

Re flags are not ordered.  Their bug proneness when given to wrong 
functions is a point for your proposal.


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