Re: define a set of constant

Lew <>
Wed, 1 Sep 2010 10:47:26 -0700 (PDT)
Daniel Pitts wrote:

More specifically, he should use a MyOption enum instead:

public enum MyOption {

   ("first friendly display")
     @Override public void doSomething()
        // FIRST_OPTION version


   ("second friendly display")
     @Override public void doSomething()
        // SECOND_OPTION version

 private final String represen;

  * Constructor with String representation.
  * @param rep String representation.
 MyOption( String rep )
    this.represen = rep;

  * Obtain String representation.
  * @return String representation.
 @Override public final String toString()
  return this.represen;

  * Obtain ${type_name} value from String representation.
  * @param rep String representation to convert.
  * @return ${type_name} value matching argument, or {@code null} if
 public static MyOption fromString( final String rep )
   if ( rep == null )
     return null;
   for ( final ${type_name} val : values() )
     if ( rep.equals( val.toString() ) )
       return val;
   return valueOf( rep );

    /** Utility method performed by an enum instance
    abstract public void doSomething();


public class SomeOtherClass {
    public void method(MyOption option) {


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