Enum modernization proposal

assembling signals assembling.signals at yandex.ru
Fri Sep 18 21:14:48 UTC 2009

(sent again, now with CC to mailing list)

Sorry, you got me wrong.

JDK is using tons of "pseudo enums" such as:

static final int OPAQUE = ...
static final int BITMASK = ...
static final int TRANSLUCENT = ...
(from java.awt.Transparency)

Using those is unhandy:
Those int's have no type, have no value validation.
At runtime, they apear as usual integers.
My proposal is an enhancement for legacy APIs.

17.09.09, 01:06, "David M. Lloyd" :

> Java has had "real" enums since Java 5: 
> http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/language/enums.html
> - DML

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