jmc at root44.UUCP jmc at root44.UUCP
Thu Jul 7 15:29:38 AEST 1983

I think enums are a nice concept, as I always believe in making the computer
do the work for me, and thinking of numbers is something it can do better.

Where they do break down in C (in my view) is that there is no syntax for
initialising an array with enum indices.  Thus you cannot simply replace 
error.h numbers for example, and still have sys_errlist[] defined in the
same way.  Most of my attempts to use enums have foundered on this particular
rock and I have ended up with defines, not wanting to write lots of code
for what the C compiler ought to be doing.

		John Collins
		Root Computers Ltd

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