A data type consisting of a set of named values called elements, members or enumerators of the type.

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Enum with getting subset

I just wrote this but I'm not sure if this is good practice. Can someone give me advice as to whether it's good or how I can do better or even it's bad code? The point is that I need a sub ...
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“Agenda” test application for Enum

I'm still new in Java so I always try to find new ways and improve my skills. I found enum in Java to be very powerful (maybe excessively?) and while I was reading ...
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Turn multiple key presses into single GameAction

The InputHandler class for my game detects key presses, turns each one into a GameAction, and raises an event. ...
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Java enum containing a hash map for look up

I have the below enum. I need to get the description by code. It is working but can it be improved still? ...
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Saving enum value using name()

Let's assume I have an enum type enum ComponentState { TURNED_OFF, TURNED_ON, SUSPENDED, TO_REPAIR; } This enum describes a state of some ...
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Enumerating a boolean in C

This is one way to make a boolean in C. typedef enum { false = 1 == 0, true = 0 == 0 } bool; Recently I made some like ...
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Is there a better way to insert an enum into a set without macros?

I created an enum for a class and in the constructor I inserted all the enum values into a set. I am wondering if there is a ...
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Concerned with Enums, JSON, and ASP.NET MVC

I am writing an application that uses ASP.NET MVC for its front end, and for the back end, it uses RavenDB to store data. This ...
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Converting data when output std container via ostream_iterator

I have a strongly typed enum and std::vector of this type. ...
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Genericizing PropertyValues

This should be the last iteration for this code. Question 1 Does this approach make sense or am I heading down the wrong path? Question 2 The only thing I can see to make this better is to ...
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Automatic C++ enum to string mapping macro

I have long been looking for an elegant, one-line solution to map enum to strings automatically, for use with the << and ...
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Direction enum class

As request of Simon's comment: Direction.java ...
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Validating an input string against some enum fields

I have this enum below ...
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User-defined color implementation in windows console

I have implemented an user defined colors enumerator, and if is possible I appreciate if I will get a code review. I want to know if my implementation is correctly or must improve it. If there exist a ...
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One-line initialisation for a constant list with all entries except one from another list

I'm looking to simplify the initialisation of the second constant, preferably to just one line. Any ideas? Anything from Guava or JDK (up to 1.6) is ok to use. ...
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Variadic macro enum class “reflection” in C++11

I recently had the need of "reflecting" multiple enum class constructs in order to get their elements' names as std::string ...
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Critique of Cardinal Direction Enum

I'm working on a simple game in which I need to track the cardinal direction of an object. I experimented with using the enum's ordinal value, as well as using switches for the rotation, but both ...
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Enum or Constant

I'm writing a SDK for a NFC device in .NET so I don't have to import the SDK from C++. Right now I'm working on the ISO14443-3 part which is just simple Halt, Request, and Anticollision commands. The ...
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Building a good C++11 template library - compile-time checked enum array

The task is to add data or values to members of a given enum class. The compiler should check, if a value for each enum member is available, and not just default construct empty values. It is a tool ...
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Alternative to starting enum values with a number?

I have an enum like the following: enum MeasurementBandwidth { Hz1 = 1, Hz3 = 3, Hz10 = 10, ... } But I do not like the ...
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Critique of enum

I'm working my way through The Java Programming Language, Fourth Edition - The Java Series. This is Exercise 6.4: Expand your traffic light color enum from Exercise 6.1 on page 152 so that each ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe design

Kindly look at this code and point out design flaws or areas for improvement. I think I've done the last part right (the enum). I think the rest of the design is flawed but I am very new to ...
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Converting enum values to strings in C++

Question 1: functionxxx_as_string() is used below. How else could it be more elegantly named? Question 2: Is the static char* array method adopted below the only solution? Best solution? Any ...
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“options” binding with an enum as data source

I need to bind a dropdown to an enum. For this I've made a key/value class and manually go through each enum option to add it. Is there a more elegant way? Note: I'm not looking for naming guidelines ...
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Converting a c# enum into a list to be sent to the client

I want to use the enum on the client for a dropdown list. Does this make sense, or is there a smarter way of doing this? ...
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An attempt at a simple type safe python enum

There have been many posts here about enums in python, but none seem to be both type safe and simple. Here is my attempt at it. Please let me know if you see anything obviously wrong with it. ...
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Enums with different methods, useful or abuse?

I'm wondering if the way I wrote our TextHelper class is a really a proper way to do it. We have products that are interlinked in different ways and every product has multiple text fields that might ...
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Is this enum declaration “wrong,” or is it just me?

Legacy code has this enum declaration: public enum ChangeListTypes { Always = 1, Never = 2, CostChange = 3, None = 0 } I would have done it this ...
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Cleaner way to code BOOL×BOOL→ENUM mapping?

Does this part look clean enough? Any suggestions on how to make it cleaner? ...
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Parse Flags enum from array of booleans

I need to get from an array of booleans to a Flags enum. Here's what my enum looks like: ...
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Advice on naming convention with enum

I have an enum called NodeType. Since my public field does not want to conflict with enum, ...
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Class to Simulate Enums in PHP

I have been reading this thread on StackOverflow about simulating enums in PHP and it seems that the most common approach is to use class constants. My problem with that is I can't use it for type ...
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How can an Enumeration with Descriptions be cast into a Dictionary?

The Enumeration in question is based on int, so the following Extension returns a Dictionary<int, string> of the Enum's ...
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Boolean enums: improved clarity or just overkill?

Suppose we are writing a GUI toolkit in C++ (though this question may also apply to other languages). We have a button class with a member function hide, which ...
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Boolean flags encoded as integer implemented with EnumSet

I'm a beginner in Java so I would appreciate a review of following simple class - in fact it's my first real usage of enums. The background: I'm parsing MySQL internal client-server protocol. One of ...
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Should I design my enumeration in some way that indicates what the highest value is?

This is a subtle question about design in which I want to find the most elegant and appropriate solution. I have an enumeration representing a French card deck (see code below). With it I need to do ...
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Enum vs int wrapper struct

I am writing code that has objects having integer member variables where the integer value has a specific constant meaning, which normally means "use an enum". Suppose the values are the days of the ...
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Scala Direction enum with Enumeration and collection usage

I've just implement direction enum ...
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Getting the value of a custom attribute from an enum

Suppose we have an enum called "Planet" and it has a custom attribute of class "PlanetAttr", these methods will give you the attribute value for a given Planet value: ...
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RubyGem for Enums

A little background first. I've been working on a fairly large Rails application which quickly grew into a breeding ground for "smelly" code. One antipattern we were using a lot was storing objects ...