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A few notes on my opinions/usages on enums:

1. I quite love enums. Especially when you use them to specify an argument to a function

Like enforcing a constraint,

enum month { jan, feb, ... , dec };

2. I know there are pitfalls, but if you know them, enums are really powerful. They are self-documenting. Code looks much better at the point of call.

Just imagine:

var lines = x.Split( new[] {"\r\n"}, SplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);

The latter argument could have been a boolean, but then the code would have been much harder to understand:

<br />
// what does "true" really mean?<br />
var lines = x.Split( new[] {"\r\n"}, true);


3. One of the possible problems when using enums is when you add a new value. In this case, you'll pretty much need to update all the code that used switch-es based on this enum. That's why I strive to have as few functions that require a switch based on all possible values.

4. About "future fragility": If other code depends on exact enum values, I usually put a comment on top of the enum

// Do not change the values. Other assemblies depend on this exact matching<br />
enum month { jan = 1, feb = 2, ... , dec = 12 };


5. "Nested" enums. I have used something more or less similar in my code, but never more than 2 levels deep. So far, I haven't encountered any pitfalls.

6. Took a look at the Class based alternative - clearly, there are some scenarios for it, but I think most of the time, it's overkill (my personal opinion, of course Wink | ;) )

Best,
John
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