julia> @enum( Fruit, apple, orange, banana)
julia> @enum( Color, red, orange, blue)
ERROR: invalid redefinition of constant orange
I have many enums in a program at the same scope, and the program might even be autogenerated. What is the proper/simple way to do this so that each appears in its own namespace? Say, Fruit::orange, Color::orange ?
You could certainly do
@enum(FruitType, apple, orange banana)
@enum(ColorType, red, orange, blue)
Though I don’t think it was ever intended that you have hundreds of modules at a time, so I’m not sure if there are performance limitations involved.
On a more general note I’m not sure cluttering any namespace with a large number of procedurally generated names is a good idea.
I tried to stick all that into a macro for my_enum, and got the error
ERROR: syntax: "module" expression not at top level
so it looks like that approach will be limited to top level enum definitions … but it works for the current problem at hand. Thanks … though would like to have a general solution … or are enums top level only beasts?