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Create an enumeration of constants with and without explicit values.


[edit] ACL2

ACL2 doesn't have built-in enumerated types, but these macros add some basic support:

(defun symbol-to-constant (sym)
(intern (concatenate 'string "*" (symbol-name sym) "*")
(defmacro enum-with-vals (symbol value &rest args)
(if (endp args)
`(defconst ,(symbol-to-constant symbol) ,value)
`(progn (defconst ,(symbol-to-constant symbol) ,value)
(enum-with-vals ,@args))))
(defun interleave-with-nats-r (xs i)
(if (endp xs)
(cons (first xs)
(cons i (interleave-with-nats-r (rest xs)
(1+ i))))))
(defun interleave-with-nats (xs)
(interleave-with-nats-r xs 0))
(defmacro enum (&rest symbols)
`(enum-with-vals ,@(interleave-with-nats symbols)))

[edit] Ada

Ada enumeration types have three distinct attributes, the enumeration literal, the enumeration position, and the representation value. The position value (starting with 0) is implied from the order of specification of the enumeration literals in the type declaration; it provides the ordering for the enumeration values. In the example below, apple (position 0) is less than banana (position 1) which is less than cherry (position 3) due to their positions, not due to their enumeration literal. An enumeration representation, when given, must not violate the order.

type Fruit is (apple, banana, cherry); -- No specification of the representation value;
for Fruit use (apple => 1, banana => 2, cherry => 4); -- specification of the representation values

Ada enumeration types are non-numeric discrete types. They can be used to index arrays, but there are no arithmetic operators for enumeration types; instead, there are predecessor and successor operations. Characters are implemented as an enumeration type in Ada.

[edit] ALGOL 68

Translation of: C
Works with: ALGOL 68 version Standard - no extensions to language used
Works with: ALGOL 68G version Any - tested with release mk15-0.8b.fc9.i386
Works with: ELLA ALGOL 68 version Any (with appropriate job cards) - tested with release 1.8.8d.fc9.i386

Note: In this first example ALGOL 68's MODE does not create FRUITS as a distinct enumerated type. In particular FRUITS remain compatible with INT and so FRUITS inherit/share all INT's operators and procedures.

BEGIN # example 1 #
FRUIT apple = 1, banana = 2, cherry = 4;
FRUIT x := cherry;
print(("It is an apple #",x, new line)),
print(("It is a banana #",x, new line)),
SKIP, # 3 not defined #
print(("It is a cherry #",x, new line))
SKIP # other values #
It is a cherry #          +4
Works with: ALGOL 68 version Standard - no extensions to language used
Works with: ALGOL 68G version Any - tested with release mk15-0.8b.fc9.i386
Works with: ELLA ALGOL 68 version Any (with appropriate job cards) - tested with release 1.8.8d.fc9.i386

In this second example ALGOL 68's tagged unions are used to generate the (private) values of the members of the enumerated type. However this new type comes with no operators, not even the "=" equality operator. Hence at least REPR (or ABS for INT type) must be defined if anything other then a case conditional clause is required.

BEGIN # example 2 #
MODE ENUM = [0]CHAR; # something with minimal size #
"?" # uninitalised #
(APPLE):print(("It is an ",REPR x, new line)),
(BANANA):print(("It is a ",REPR x, new line)),
(CHERRY):print(("It is a ",REPR x, new line))
SKIP # uninitialised FRUIT #
It is a Cherry

Warning: This second example is probably not how the conformity case clause construct was intended to be used.

See also: Standard Deviation for another example.

[edit] AmigaE

PROC main()
`WriteF('\d\n', x))

writes 0, 1, 2 to the console.

[edit] AutoHotkey

AutoHotkey doesn't really enforce types.
However you can simulate types like enumeration with associative arrays:

fruit_%apple% = 0
fruit_%banana% = 1
fruit_%cherry% = 2

[edit] AWK

In awk we can use an array, for mapping both ways, or initialize variables:

fruit["apple"]=1; fruit["banana"]=2; fruit["cherry"]=3
fruit[1]="apple"; fruit[2]="banana"; fruit[3]="cherry"
i=0; apple=++i; banana=++i; cherry=++i;

[edit] BASIC

Works with: QuickBasic version 4.5
Works with: PB version 7.1
REM Impossible. Can only be faked with arrays of strings.
DIM SHARED fruitsName$(1 TO 3)
DIM SHARED fruitsVal%( 1 TO 3)
fruitsName$[1] = "apple"
fruitsName$[2] = "banana"
fruitsName$[3] = "cherry"
fruitsVal%[1] = 1
fruitsVal%[2] = 2
fruitsVal%[3] = 3
DIM SHARED apple%, banana%, cherry%
apple% = 1
banana% = 2
cherry% = 3

[edit] Bracmat

Wikipedia says: 'An enumeration is a collection of items that is a complete, ordered listing of all of the items in that collection.' So the task is taken to be: 'Create a collection of constants that is a complete, ordered listing of all of the constants in that collection, with and without explicit values.' In Bracmat, each expression is a constant and can be used in situations where one would use an enum in other languages. All expressions have an ordering in sums and products. In the case of non-numeric strings the ordering is alphabetic. It is not possible in Bracmat to have a constant without an explicit value, because the constant is nothing but the value, so only half of the task can be solved.


[edit] C

enum fruits { apple, banana, cherry };
enum fruits { apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2 };

However, if defined like the above, in C you must use the type as enum fruits, not just fruits. A common practice in C (same with structs) is to instead typedef the enum so you can refer to the type as a bare name:

typedef enum { apple, banana, cherry } fruits;
typedef enum { apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2 } fruits;

[edit] C++

enum fruits { apple, banana, cherry };
enum fruits { apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2 };

Note that, unlike in C, you can refer to the type here as fruits.

Works with: C++11

C++11 introduced "strongly typed enumerations", enumerations that cannot be implicitly converted to/from integers:

enum class fruits { apple, banana, cherry };
enum class fruits { apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2 };

These enumeration constants must be referred to as fruits::apple, not just apple.

You can explicitly specify an underlying type for the enum; the default is int:

enum class fruits : unsigned int { apple, banana, cherry };

You can also explicitly specify an underlying type for old-style enums:

enum fruits : unsigned int { apple, banana, cherry };

[edit] C#

enum fruits { apple, banana, cherry }
enum fruits { apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2 }
enum fruits : int { apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2 }
enum Colors { Red = 1, Green = 2, Blue = 4, Yellow = 8 }

Placing FlagsAttribute before an enum allows you to perform bitwise operations on the value. Note: All enums have a value of 0 defined, even if not specified in the set values.

[edit] Clojure

In Clojure you will typically use keywords when you would use enums in other languages. Keywords are symbols that start with a colon and evaluate to themselves. For example:

; a set of keywords
(def fruits #{:apple :banana :cherry})
; a predicate to test "fruit" membership
(defn fruit? [x] (contains? fruits x))
; if you need a value associated with each fruit
(def fruit-value (zipmap fruits (iterate inc 1)))
(println (fruit? :apple))
(println (fruit-value :banana))

[edit] Common Lisp


;; symbol to number
(defconstant +apple+ 0)
(defconstant +banana+ 1)
(defconstant +cherry+ 2)
;; number to symbol
(defun index-fruit (i)
(aref #(+apple+ +banana+ +cherry+) i))

Of course, the two definitions above can be produced by a single macro, if desired.

Defining a type for documentation or checking purposes:

(deftype fruit ()
'(member +apple+ +banana+ +cherry+))

[edit] D

void main() {
// Named enumeration (commonly used enum in D).
// The underlying type is a 32 bit int.
enum Fruits1 { apple, banana, cherry }
// You can assign an enum to the general type, but not the opposite:
int f1 = Fruits1.banana; // No error.
// Fruits1 f2 = 1; // Error: cannot implicitly convert.
// Anonymous enumeration, as in C, of type 32 bit int.
static assert(CHERRY == 2);
// Named enumeration with specified values (int).
enum Fruits2 { apple = 0, banana = 10, cherry = 20 }
// Named enumeration, typed and with specified values.
enum Fruits3 : ubyte { apple = 0, banana = 100, cherry = 200 }
// Named enumeration, typed and with partially specified values.
enum Test : ubyte { A = 2, B, C = 3 }
static assert(Test.B == 3); // Uses the next ubyte, duplicated value.
// This raises a compile-time error for overflow.
// enum Fruits5 : ubyte { apple = 254, banana = 255, cherry }
enum Component {
red = 2 ^^ 0,
green = 2 ^^ 1,
blue = 2 ^^ 2
// Phobos BitFlags support all the most common operations on flags.
// Some of the operations are shown below.
import std.typecons: BitFlags;
alias ComponentFlags = BitFlags!Component;
immutable ComponentFlags flagsEmpty;
// Value can be set with the | operator.
immutable flagsRed = flagsEmpty | Component.red;
immutable flagsGreen = ComponentFlags(Component.green);
immutable flagsRedGreen = ComponentFlags(Component.red, Component.green);
immutable flagsBlueGreen = ComponentFlags(Component.blue, Component.green);
// Use the & operator between BitFlags for intersection.
assert (flagsGreen == (flagsRedGreen & flagsBlueGreen));

[edit] Delphi

TFruit = (Apple, Banana, Cherry);
TApe = (Gorilla = 0, Chimpanzee = 1, Orangutan = 5);

[edit] DWScript

type TFruit = (Apple, Banana, Cherry);
type TApe = (Gorilla = 0, Chimpanzee = 1, Orangutan = 5);

[edit] E

Simple group of object definitions (value methods could be left out if appropriate):

def apple  { to value() { return 0 } }
def banana { to value() { return 1 } }
def cherry { to value() { return 2 } }

With a guard for type checks:

interface Fruit guards FruitStamp {}
def apple implements FruitStamp {}
def banana implements FruitStamp {}
def cherry implements FruitStamp {}
def eat(fruit :Fruit) { ... }

With and without values, using a hypothetical enumeration library:

def [Fruit, [=> apple, => banana, => cherry]] := makeEnumeration()
def [Fruit, [=> apple, => banana, => cherry]] :=
makeEnumeration(0, ["apple", "banana", "cherry"])

[edit] EGL

Works with: EDT
// Without explicit values
enumeration FruitsKind
program EnumerationTest
function main()
function whatFruitAmI(fruit FruitsKind)
case (fruit)
syslib.writestdout("You're an apple.");
syslib.writestdout("You're a banana.");
syslib.writestdout("You're a cherry.");
syslib.writestdout("I'm not sure what you are.");
Works with: EDT


Works with: RBD
// With explicit values
library FruitsKind type BasicLibrary {}
const APPLE int = 0;
const BANANA int = 1;
const CHERRY int = 2;
program EnumerationTest
function main()
function whatFruitAmI(fruit int in)
case (fruit)
syslib.writestdout("You're an apple.");
syslib.writestdout("You're a banana.");
syslib.writestdout("You're a cherry.");
syslib.writestdout("I'm not sure what you are.");

[edit] Elixir

It is possible to use a atom if the value is unrelated.

fruits = [:apple, :banana, :cherry]
# fruits = ~w(apple banana cherry)a
val = :banana
Enum.member?(fruits, val) #=> true

If they have to have a specific value

fruits = [{:apple, 1}, {:banana, 2}, {:cherry, 3}]    # Keyword list
fruits = [apple: 1, banana: 2, cherry: 3] # Above-mentioned different notation
fruits[:apple] #=> 1
Dict.has_key?(fruits, :banana) #=> true
fruits = %{:apple=>1, :banana=>2, :cherry=>3} # Map
fruits = %{apple: 1, banana: 2, cherry: 3} # Above-mentioned different notation
fruits[:apple] #=> 1
fruits.apple #=> 1 (Only When the key is Atom)
Dict.has_key?(fruits, :banana) #=> true

To give a number in turn, there is the following method.

fruits = ~w(apple banana cherry)a |> Enum.with_index
#=> [apple: 0, banana: 1, cherry: 2]

[edit] Erlang

For the unspecific value enum use case, Erlang has atoms. You can use apple, banana, orange directly in the code. If they have to have a specific value they could be grouped like this: {apple, 1}, {banana, 3}, {orange, 8}

[edit] Fantom

Enumerations with named constants:

// create an enumeration with named constants
enum class Fruits { apple, banana, orange }

A private constructor can be added to initialise internal fields, which must be constant.

// create an enumeration with explicit values
enum class Fruits_
apple (1), banana (2), orange (3)
const Int value
private new make (Int value) { this.value = value }

[edit] Forth

Forth has no types, and therefore no enumeration type. To define sequential constants, a programmer might write code like this:

0 CONSTANT apple
1 CONSTANT banana
2 CONSTANT cherry

However, a common idiom in forth is to define a defining word, such as:

: ENUM ( n -<name>- n+1 )   DUP CONSTANT 1+ ;

This word defines a new constant of the value specified and returns the next value in sequence. It would be used like this:


Or you can use CONSTANT to capture the "end" value instead of dropping it:


A variation of this idea is the "stepped enumeration" that increases the value by more than 1, such as:

: SIZED-ENUM ( n s -<name>- n+s )   OVER CONSTANT + ;
: CELL-ENUM ( n -<name>- n+cell ) CELL SIZED-ENUM ;

A programmer could combine these enum definers in any way desired:

0 ENUM       FIRST   \ value = 0
CELL-ENUM SECOND \ value = 1
ENUM THIRD \ value = 5
3 SIZED-ENUM FOURTH \ value = 6
ENUM FIFTH \ value = 9
CONSTANT SIXTH \ value = 10

Note that a similar technique is often used to implement structures in Forth.

For a simple zero-based sequence of constants, one could use a loop in the defining word:

\ resistor digit colors
10 CONSTANTS black brown red orange yellow green blue violet gray white

[edit] Fortran

Works with: Fortran version 2003
enum, bind(c)
enumerator :: one=1, two, three, four, five
enumerator :: six, seven, nine=9
end enum

The syntax

enum, bind(c) :: nametype
enumerator :: one=1, two, three
end enum nametype

does not work with gfortran; it is used in some Cray docs about Fortran, but the syntax shown at IBM is the one gfortran can understand. (Cray's docs refer to Fortran 2003 draft, IBM docs refers to Fortran 2003 standard, but read the brief Fortran 2003 Standard section to understand why differences may exist...)

[edit] F#

Enumerations in F# always have explicit values:

type Fruit = 
| Apple = 0
| Banana = 1
| Cherry = 2
let basket = [ Fruit.Apple ; Fruit.Banana ; Fruit.Cherry ]
Seq.iter (printfn "%A") basket

If the initialization values are omitted, the resulting type is a discriminated union (algebraic data type) instead. Simple discriminated unions can be used similarly to enumerations, but they are never convertible from and to integers, and their internal representation is quite different.

type Fruit = 
| Apple
| Banana
| Cherry
let basket = [ Apple ; Banana ; Cherry ]
Seq.iter (printfn "%A") basket

[edit] Go

Go's enumeration-like feature is called iota. It generates sequential integer constants.

const (
apple = iota

The above is equivalent to,

const (
apple = 0
banana = 1
cherry = 2

Constants in Go are not typed they way variables are, they are typed when used just like literal constants. Here is an example of a type safe enumeration:

type fruit int
const (
apple fruit = iota

And using explicit values (note each constant must be individual typed here unlike with iota):

type fruit int
const (
apple fruit = 0
banana fruit = 1
cherry fruit = 2

[edit] Groovy


enum Fruit { apple, banana, cherry }
enum ValuedFruit {
apple(1), banana(2), cherry(3);
def value
ValuedFruit(val) {value = val}
String toString() { super.toString() + "(${value})" }
println Fruit.values()
println ValuedFruit.values()
[apple, banana, cherry]
[apple(1), banana(2), cherry(3)]

[edit] Haskell

data Fruit = Apple | Banana | Cherry deriving Enum

[edit] Inform 7

Fruit is a kind of value. The fruits are apple, banana, and cherry.

Inform 7 doesn't have conversions between enumerated values and numbers, but you can assign properties to enumerated values:

[sentence form]
Fruit is a kind of value. The fruits are apple, banana, and cherry.
A fruit has a number called numeric value.
The numeric value of apple is 1.
The numeric value of banana is 2.
The numeric value of cherry is 3.
[table form]
Fruit is a kind of value. The fruits are defined by the Table of Fruits.
Table of Fruits
fruit numeric value
apple 1
banana 2
cherry 3

[edit] Icon and Unicon

Nether Icon nor Unicon has an explicit enumeration type; however, there are several approaches that can be used for this purpose:

  fruits := [ "apple", "banana", "cherry", "apple" ]  # a list keeps ordered data
fruits := set("apple", "banana", "cherry") # a set keeps unique data
fruits := table() # table keeps an unique data with values
fruits["apple"] := 1
fruits["banana"] := 2
fruits["cherry"] := 3

[edit] J

J's typing system is fixed, and so extensions occur at the application level. For example, one could create an object

   enum =: cocreate''
( (;:'apple banana cherry') ,L:0 '__enum' ) =: i. 3

But this is more akin to a "methodless class or object" than an enum in other languages.

That said, note that the "natural way", in J, of dealing with issues treated in other languages through enums is to use an array of names.

   fruit=: ;:'apple banana cherry'

Now you can get the name associated with an index:

   2 { fruit

And you can get the index associated with a name:

  fruit i.<'banana'

And you can define an arithmetic with the enum for its domain and range. Here, for example, is 2=1+1:

   (<'banana') +&.(fruit&i.)  <'banana'

And, you can iterate over the values (though an example of that is probably beyond the scope of this task), along with numerous other variations on these themes.

A person could reasonably argue that enums were introduced in some languages to work around deficiencies in array handling in those languages.

[edit] Java

Works with: Java version 1.5+
enum Fruits{


enum Fruits{
private final int value;
fruits(int value) { this.value = value; }
public int value() { return value; }

Conventionally, enums have the same case rules as classes, while enum values are in all caps (like other constants). All cases are allowed for both names, though, as long as they don't conflict with other classes in the same package.

[edit] JavaScript

var fruits = { APPLE : 0, BANANA : 1, CHERRY : 2 };

Object.freeze() Prevents modification of the enumeration at run-time.

[edit] jq

{"fruits" : { "apple" : null, "banana" : null, "cherry" : null }
{"fruits" : { "apple" : 0, "banana" : 1, "cherry" : 2 }

[edit] JSON

{"fruits" : { "apple" : null, "banana" : null, "cherry" : null }
{"fruits" : { "apple" : 0, "banana" : 1, "cherry" : 2 }

[edit] JScript.NET

enum fruits { apple, banana, cherry }
enum fruits { apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2 }

[edit] Lua

An explicit enum can be formed by mapping strings to numbers

local fruit = {apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2}

or simply by local variables.

local apple, banana, cherry = 0,1,2

Although since Lua strings are interned, there is as much benefit to simply using strings.

[edit] M4


[edit] Mathematica

Enumerations are not very useful in a symbolic language like Mathematica. If desired, an 'enum' function could be defined :

MapIndexed[Set, {A, B, F, G}]
->{{1}, {2}, {3}, {4}}

[edit] MATLAB / Octave

Enumeration is done by creating a cell array (a.k.a set) of objects, where the numeral of the object is its index in the 1-based cell array. The cell array structure can contain any type of data structure including other cell arrays, and all members don't have to be the same data type.


stuff = {'apple', [1 2 3], 'cherry',1+2i}
stuff =
'apple' [1x3 double] 'cherry' [1.000000000000000 + 2.000000000000000i]

[edit] Metafont

Metafont has no an enumeration type. However we can define an useful macro to simulate an enumeration. E.g.

vardef enum(expr first)(text t) =
save ?; ? := first;
forsuffixes e := t: e := ?; ?:=?+1; endfor

Usage example:

enum(1, Apple, Banana, Cherry);
enum(5, Orange, Pineapple, Qfruit);
show Apple, Banana, Cherry, Orange, Pineapple, Qfruit;

[edit] Modula-3

TYPE Fruit = {Apple, Banana, Cherry};

The values are accessed by qualifying their names.

fruit := Fruit.Apple;

You can get an element's position in the enumeration by using ORD and get the element given the position by using VAL.

ORD(Fruit.Apple); (* Returns 0 *)
VAL(0, Fruit); (* Returns Fruit.Apple *)

[edit] Nemerle

enum Fruit {
enum Season {
|winter = 1
|spring = 2
|summer = 3
|autumn = 4

[edit] Nim

type Fruits = enum Apple, Banana, Cherry
type Fruits = enum Apple = 0, Banana = 1, Cherry = 2 # with values
type Fruits {.pure.} = enum Apple, Banana, Cherry # scoped enum
var i: int = Apple # error for scoped enum
type Fruits = enum Apple = "Apple", Banana = "Banana", Cherry = "Cherry" # with string literals

[edit] Objeck

enum Color := -3 {
enum Dog {

[edit] Objective-C

With iOS 6+ SDK / Mac OS X 10.8+ SDK:

typedef NS_ENUM(NSInteger, fruits) { apple, banana, cherry };
typedef NS_ENUM(NSInteger, fruits) { apple = 0, banana = 1, cherry = 2 };

[edit] OCaml

type fruit =
| Apple
| Banana
| Cherry

[edit] Oforth

In Oforth, you use symbols to define enumerations.Symbols are strings that are identical : if two symbols are equal (==), they are the same object.

You can't define explicit values for these symbols as they a themseelves values.

Symbols begin with $. If the symbol does not exists yet, it is created.

[ $apple, $banana, $cherry ] Constant new: Fruits

[edit] Oz

Most of the time you will just use atoms where you would use enums in C. Atoms start with a lower-case letter and are just symbols that evaluate to themselves. For example:

fun {IsFruit A}
{Member A [apple banana cherry]}
{Show {IsFruit banana}}

If you need constants with increasing values, you could just enumerate them manually:

Apple = 1
Banana = 2
Cherry = 3

Or you could write a procedure that does the job automatically:

proc {Enumeration Xs}
Xs = {List.number 1 {Length Xs} 1}
[Apple Banana Cherry] = {Enumeration}
{Show Cherry}

[edit] Pascal

See Delphi

[edit] Perl

# Using an array
my @fruits = qw(apple banana cherry);
# Using a hash
my %fruits = ( apple => 0, banana => 1, cherry => 2 );

[edit] Perl 6

Works with: Rakudo version #21 "Seattle"
enum Fruit <Apple Banana Cherry>; # Numbered 0 through 2.
enum ClassicalElement (
Earth => 5,
'Air', # Gets the value 6.
Fire => 'hot',
Water => 'wet'

[edit] Phix

enum apple, banana, orange
enum apple=5, banana=10, orange=15

[edit] PHP

// Using an array/hash
$fruits = array( "apple", "banana", "cherry" );
$fruits = array( "apple" => 0, "banana" => 1, "cherry" => 2 );
// If you are inside a class scope
class Fruit {
const APPLE = 0;
const BANANA = 1;
const CHERRY = 2;
// Then you can access them as such
$value = Fruit::APPLE;
// Or, you can do it using define()
define("FRUIT_APPLE", 0);
define("FRUIT_BANANA", 1);
define("FRUIT_CHERRY", 2);

[edit] PicoLisp

Enumerations are not very useful in a symbolic language like PicoLisp. If desired, an 'enum' function could be defined:

(de enum "Args"
(mapc def "Args" (range 1 (length "Args"))) )

And used in this way:

: (enum A B C D E F)
-> F
: A
-> 1
: B
-> 2
: F
-> 6

[edit] PL/I

define ordinal animal (frog, gnu, elephant, snake);
define ordinal color (red value (1), green value (3), blue value (5));

[edit] PureBasic

Basic Enumeration is defined as


This can also be adjusted to the form

Enumeration 10200 Step 12 
#Constant1 ; 10200
#Constant2 ; 10212
#Constant3 ; 10224
#Constant4 = 10117 ; 10117
#Constant5 ; 10229

The system constant "#PB_Compiler_EnumerationValue" holds last defined value and can be used to chain to a previously started series.

E.g. in combination with the code above;

Enumeration #PB_Compiler_EnumerationValue
#Constant_A ; 10241
#Constant_B ; 10242

[edit] Python

[edit] Python: Version 3.4+

Note: enumerations have come to Python version 3.4.

>>> from enum import Enum
>>> Contact = Enum('Contact', 'FIRST_NAME, LAST_NAME, PHONE')
>>> Contact.__members__
mappingproxy(OrderedDict([('FIRST_NAME', <Contact.FIRST_NAME: 1>), ('LAST_NAME', <Contact.LAST_NAME: 2>), ('PHONE', <Contact.PHONE: 3>)]))
>>> # Explicit
>>> class Contact2(Enum):
>>> Contact2.__members__
mappingproxy(OrderedDict([('FIRST_NAME', <Contact2.FIRST_NAME: 1>), ('LAST_NAME', <Contact2.LAST_NAME: 2>), ('PHONE', <Contact2.PHONE: 3>)]))

[edit] Python: Pre version 3.4

Works with: Python version 2.5

There is no special syntax, typically global variables are used with range:


Alternately, the above variables can be enumerated from a list with no predetermined length.

vars().update((key,val) for val,key in enumerate(("FIRST_NAME","LAST_NAME","PHONE")))

[edit] R

R does not have an enumeration type, though factors provide a similar functionality.

 factor(c("apple", "banana", "cherry"))
# [1] apple banana cherry
# Levels: apple banana cherry

This thread in the R mail archive contains code for an enum-like class for traffic light colours.

[edit] Racket

#lang racket
;; Like other Lisps, Racketeers prefer using symbols directly instead of
;; numeric definitions, and lists of symbols instead of bitwise
;; combinations
(define fruits '(apple banana cherry))
;; In Typed Racket, a type can be defined for a specific set of symbols
;; (define-type Fruit (U 'apple 'banana 'cherry))
;; The conventional approach is possible too, of course
(define APPLE 1)
(define BANANA 2)
(define CHERRY 4)
;; And finally, when dealing with foreign functions it is useful to
;; translate idiomatic Racket values (= symbols) to/from integers.
;; Racket's ffi has two ways to do this -- either an enumeration (for
;; independent integer constants) or a bitmask (intended to represent
;; sets using bitwise or):
(require ffi/unsafe)
(define _fruit (_enum '(APPLE = 1
CHERRY = 4)))
(define _fruits (_bitmask '(APPLE = 1
CHERRY = 4)))
;; Normally, Racket code will just use plain values (a symbol for the
;; first, and a list of symbols for the second) and the foreign side
;; sees the integers. But do demonstrate this, we can use the primitive
;; raw functionality to see how the translation works:
(require (only-in '#%foreign ctype-scheme->c ctype-c->scheme))
((ctype-scheme->c _fruit) 'CHERRY)  ; -> 4
((ctype-scheme->c _fruits) 'CHERRY)  ; -> 4
((ctype-scheme->c _fruits) '(APPLE CHERRY)) ; -> 5
((ctype-c->scheme _fruit) 4) ; -> 'CHERRY
((ctype-c->scheme _fruits) 4) ; -> '(CHERRY)
((ctype-c->scheme _fruits) 5) ; -> '(APPLE CHERRY)

[edit] Raven

{ 'apple' 0 'banana' 1 'cherry' 2 } as fruits

[edit] Retro

Retro has a library named enum' for creation of enumerated values.

needs enum'
( Creating a series of values )
0 ^enum'enum| a b c d |
( Create values individually )
0 ^enum'enum a ^enum'enum b

The actual values for each subsequent enumerated value created are determined by the ^enum'step function. This defaults to incrementing by 1, but can be altered as desired:

with enum'
[ 10 * ] is step
0 ^enum'enum| a b c d |

[edit] REXX

REXX has no types, and therefore has no enumeration type.

However, in the spirit of enumeration, REXX programmers can use stemmed arrays for enumerating constants (shown below).
This REXX entry was kinda modeled after the BASIC, Forth, and VBA [which does its own enumeration, as does REXX below (as an inventory count)].

/*REXX program to illustrate enumeration of constants via stemmed arrays*/
fruit.=0 /*the default for all "FRUITS." */
fruit.apple = 65
fruit.cherry = 4
fruit.kiwi = 12
fruit.peach = 48
fruit.plum = 50
fruit.raspberry = 17
fruit.tomato = 8000
fruit.ugli = 2
fruit.watermelon = 0.5 /*could also specify: 1/2 */
/*A partial list of some fruits (below). */
/* [↓] This is one method of using a list. */
FruitList='apple apricot avocado banana bilberry blackberry blackcurrent blueberry baobab boysenberry breadfruit cantalope cherry chilli chokecherry citront',
'coconut cranberry cucumber current date dragonfruit durian eggplant elderberry fig feijoa gac gooseberry grape grapefruit guava honeydew huckleberry jackfruit',
'jambul juneberry kiwi kumquat lemon lime lingenberry loquat lychee mandarine mango mangosteen netarine orange papaya passionfruit peach pear persimmon',
'physalis pineapple pitaya pomegranate pomelo plum pumpkin rambutan raspberry redcurrent satsuma squash strawberry tangerine tomato ugli watermelon zucchini'
│ Spoiler alert: sex is discussed below: PG-13. Most berries don't │
│ have "berry" in their name. A berry is a simple fruit produced │
│ from a single ovary. Some true berries are: pomegranate, guava, │
│ eggplant, tomato, chilli, pumpkin, cucumber, melon, and citruses. │
│ Blueberry is a false berry, blackberry is an aggregate fruit, │
│ and strawberry is an accessory fruit. Most nuts are fruits. │
│ The following aren't true nuts: almond, cashew, coconut, │
│ macadamia, peanut, pecan, pistachio, and walnut. │

/* [↓] due to a Central America blight in 1922.*/
if fruit.banana=0 then say "Yes! We have no bananas today." /*(sic)*/
if fruit.kiwi \=0 then say "We gots" fruit.kiwi "hairy fruit." /*(sic)*/
if fruit.peach\=0 then say "We gots" fruit.peach "fuzzy fruit." /*(sic)*/
maxL = length(' fruit ')
maxQ = length(' quantity ')
do pass=1 for 2 /*first pass finds the maximums. */
do j=1 for words(FruitList)
f=word(FruitList,j) /*get a fruit name from the list.*/
if pass==1 then do /*widest fruit name and quantity.*/
maxL=max(maxL,length(f)) /*longest fruit name*/
maxQ=max(maxQ,length(q)) /*widest fruit quant*/
iterate /*j*/
if j==1 then say center('fruit',maxL) center('quantity',maxQ)
if j==1 then say copies('─',maxL) copies('─',maxQ)
if q\=0 then say right(f,maxL) right(q,maxQ)
end /*j*/
end /*pass*/
/*stick a fork in it, we're done.*/
Yes!  We have no bananas today.
We gots 12 hairy fruit.
We gots 48 fuzzy fruit.

   fruit      quantity
──────────── ──────────
       apple         65
      cherry          4
        kiwi         12
       peach         48
        plum         50
   raspberry         17
      tomato       8000
        ugli          2
  watermelon        0.5

[edit] Ruby

There are plenty of ways to represent enum in Ruby. Here it is just one example:

module Fruits
# It is possible to use a symbol if the value is unrelated.
FRUITS = [:apple, :banana, :cherry]
val = :banana
FRUITS.include?(val) #=> true

To give a number in turn, there is the following method.

module Card
# constants
SUITS = %i(Clubs Hearts Spades Diamonds)
SUIT_VALUE = SUITS.each_with_index.to_h # version 2.1+
# SUIT_VALUE = Hash[ SUITS.each_with_index.to_a ] # before it
#=> {:Clubs=>0, :Hearts=>1, :Spades=>2, :Diamonds=>3}
PIPS = %i(2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Jack Queen King Ace)
PIP_VALUE = PIPS.each.with_index(2).to_h # version 2.1+
# PIP_VALUE = Hash[ PIPS.each.with_index(2).to_a ] # before it
#=> {:"2"=>2, :"3"=>3, :"4"=>4, :"5"=>5, :"6"=>6, :"7"=>7, :"8"=>8, :"9"=>9, :"10"=>10, :Jack=>11, :Queen=>12, :King=>13, :Ace=>14}

[edit] Rust

enum Fruits {
enum FruitsWithNumbers {
Strawberry = 0,
Pear = 27,
fn main() {
// Access to numerical value by conversion
println!("{}", FruitsWithNumbers::Pear as u8);

[edit] Scala

1. Using Algebraic Data Types:

sealed abstract class Fruit
case object Apple extends Fruit
case object Banana extends Fruit
case object Cherry extends Fruit

2. Using scala.Enumeration:

object Fruit extends Enumeration {
val Apple, Banana, Cherry = Value

[edit] Scheme

(define apple 0)
(define banana 1)
(define cherry 2)
(define (fruit? atom)
(or (equal? 'apple atom)
(equal? 'banana atom)
(equal? 'cherry atom)))

(This section needs attention from someone familiar with Scheme idioms.)

[edit] Seed7

const type: fruits is new enum
apple, banana, cherry
end enum;

[edit] Sidef


enum {Apple, Banana, Cherry};   # numbered 0 through 2


enum {
Banana, # gets the value 4
Orange, # gets the value "b"

[edit] Slate

As just unique objects:

define: #Fruit &parents: {Cloneable}.
Fruit traits define: #Apple -> Fruit clone.
Fruit traits define: #Banana -> Fruit clone.
Fruit traits define: #Cherry -> Fruit clone.

As labels for primitive values:

define: #Apple -> 1.
define: #Banana -> 2.
define: #Cherry -> 3.

As a namespace:

ensureNamespace: #fruit &slots: {#Apple -> 1. #Banana -> 2. #Cherry -> 3}.

Using a dictionary:

define: #fruit &builder: [{#Apple -> 1. #Banana -> 2. #Cherry -> 3} as: Dictionary].

[edit] Standard ML

datatype fruit =
| Banana
| Cherry

[edit] Swift

enum Fruit {
case Apple
case Banana
case Cherry
// or
enum Fruit {
case Apple, Banana, Cherry
enum Season : Int {
case Winter = 1
case Spring = 2
case Summer = 3
case Autumn = 4

[edit] Tcl

It is normal in Tcl to use strings from a set directly rather than treating them as an enumeration, but enumerations can be simulated easily. The following elegant example comes straight from the [Tcl wiki:]

proc enumerate {name values} {
interp alias {} $name: {} lsearch $values
interp alias {} $name@ {} lindex $values

it would be used like this:

enumerate fruit {apple blueberry cherry date elderberry}
fruit: date
# ==> prints "3"
fruit@ 2
# ==> prints "cherry"

[edit] Toka

Toka has no data types, and therefore no actual enumeration type. There is an optional library function which does provide a way to create enumerated values easily though.

This library function takes a starting value and a list of names as shown in the example below.

needs enum
0 enum| apple banana carrot |
10 enum| foo bar baz |

[edit] VBA

Like Visual Basic .NET, actually:

'this enumerates from 0
Enum fruits
End Enum
'here we use our own enumeration
Enum fruits2
pear = 5
mango = 10
kiwi = 20
pineapple = 20
End Enum
Sub test()
Dim f As fruits
f = apple
Debug.Print "apple equals "; f
Debug.Print "kiwi equals "; kiwi
Debug.Print "cherry plus kiwi plus pineapple equals "; cherry + kiwi + pineapple
End Sub
apple equals  0 
kiwi equals  20 
cherry plus kiwi plus pineapple equals  42 

[edit] Visual Basic .NET

' Is this valid?!
Enum fruits
End Enum
' This is correct
Enum fruits
apple = 0
banana = 1
cherry = 2
End Enum

[edit] XPL0

def \Fruit\ Apple, Banana, Cherry;      \Apple=0, Banana=1, Cherry=2
def Apple=1, Banana=2, Cherry=4;

[edit] zkl

Enums as thing or type is not supported but they can be simulated by running code at parse time (ie modify the AST before the compiler compiles it).

const RGB_COLOR {
const RED =0xf00;
const BLUE=0x0f0, GREEN = 0x00f;
const CYAN=BLUE + GREEN; // → 0x0ff
var __n=0;
fcn N(n=Void) { if(n==Void) __n+=1; else __n=n-1; }
const { N(5); } // start at five, in/at const space/time, optional
const X5=N(); // → 5
println(__n); // → 7 code time is after const time
const X6=N(); // → 6
const X7=N(); // → 7
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