Added by Cameron Kenneth Knight
Definition: Enumeration - A set of name to integer value associations.
Enumerations are handy to use as fields and properties in
enum Day: Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday class Action: [Property(Day)] _day as Day
Enumerations are also handy in preventing "magic numbers", which can cause unreadable code.
Definition: Magic Number - Any number outside of -1, 0, 1, or 2.
Enumerations technically assign an integer value to each value, but that should generally be abstracted from view.
enum Test: Alpha Bravo Charlie // is the same as enum Test: Alpha = 0 Bravo = 1 Charlie = 2
Recommendation: Except in special cases, do not assign numbers.
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