Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Tue Aug 20 20:38:31 UTC 2013

On 08/20/2013 04:09 PM, Eamonn McManus wrote:
> It might occur to me to look at valueOf(Class, String) if I was
> looking for a method to convert a string to an enum constant, but I
> don't think it would occur to me to look there if I was looking for a
> method to get all the values of an enum. I'm sure plenty of people end
> up using MyEnum.class.getEnumConstants() because that *is* linked to
> from the class javadoc.

As a counter-argument, using an IDE's auto-complete makes it really
really easy to discover the values() method.

In fact, it never even occurred to me that there is an
MyEnum.class.getEnumConstants() method that would do the same.


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