Re: enum question

Tom Anderson <>
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:38:06 +0100
On Thu, 29 Apr 2010, www wrote:

Jeff Higgins wrote:

Can you use an EnumSet? You don't say how you intend to use your
hierarchy of enums.

Thank you. I rephrase my question as following:

I need to have two Enum types. Most elements of the two are the same, but
there are some different ones.

enum CarModelOfFactor1
CarModelA, CarModelB, CarModelC, CarModelM

enum CarModelOfFactor2
CarModelA, CarModelB, CarModelC, CarModelX, CarModelW

I just hate to code "CarModelA, CarModelB, CarModelC" twice inside the
two enums. I am wondering if there is a better way to do it.

Why do there have to be multiple enums? What are they used for? Could you
have one big enum which had all the values?


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