PEP 354: Enumerations in Python

Roy Smith roy at
Thu Mar 2 02:07:56 CET 2006

>> Should I amend the PEP to propose "either in the builtins
>> or in the collections module"? Or should I propose two
>> PEPs and let them compete?

I see the issue of whether it's a built-in or part of the standard library 
as being a detail.  My personal opinion is that they're important enough to 
be built in, but having to write "import enum" (or whatever) won't kill me.  
If making it a builtin becomes a point of contention, drop it and 
concentrate on the more key issues of how enums will behave.

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