Re: enum and const or immutable ‘variable’ whose value is known at compile time

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Thu Sep 17 22:06:56 UTC 2020

On 9/17/20 9:13 AM, Simen Kjærås wrote:

> To be clear: I don't mind 'enum' being used this way, but if I were to 
> do things over again, I would have used 'alias'.

fun fact: for a (very) brief time, D had a `manifest` keyword that did 
exactly what enum does in this instance (not even sure it made it into a 

enum is a head scratcher of a name, for sure. But it works out just fine 
once you get used to it. I think of it as "compile time". To be honest, 
for what it does, enum is a very poor name. But because it's consistent, 
it works.


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