[Newbies] enumerated types

Michael van der Gulik mikevdg at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 01:38:16 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Mark Volkmann <mark at ociweb.com> wrote:

> Have I summarized this correctly?
> Smalltalk doesn't support the concept of enumerated types like in Java 5
> and above. Instead, the Smalltalk way is to:
> <snip>

What are you using enums for? I've never found I've needed them, often
because the need for them can be refactored away and you end up with cleaner

Often I just use symbols (i.e. #red, #blue, #green). These are generic
descriptive names for thingies.


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