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Class: enumDict ./src/peak/model/

Define a dictionary of enumeration literals

This is used in place of model.enum() to specify an assortment of enumeration literals from a sequence of (name,value) pairs or a dictionary. It's useful in circumstances where a literal's name is a Python keyword or an illegal value for an identifier, e.g.:

        from keyword import kwlist

        class PythonKeyword(model.Enumeration):

            __whatever = model.enumDict(
                [(k,k) for k in kwlist]

The above defines an enumeration type, PythonKeyword, such that PythonKeyword.class is an enumeration instance that hashes and compares equal to the string "class", and so on for all Python keywords. (As an extra benefit, the expression aString in PythonKeyword will evaluate true if aString is a python keyword.)

Note that it doesn't matter what name you give the enumDict() in the enumeration class definition; the name will not be used to name an enumeration instance. It is suggested, however, that you use a "private" attribute name (as in the example above) to avoid namespace pollution.

Base Classes   
__call__ ( self,  name )

Return dict of enumeration literals in context of name

This method is used by Enumeration classes to set up their instances; you do not need to call this yourself.

__init__ ( self,  fromDict )

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