generis VS go-enum

Compare generis vs go-enum and see what are their differences.

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generis go-enum
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0.0 6.8
about 2 years ago 20 days ago
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GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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  • Ten Years of “Go: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh
    5 projects | | 18 Jul 2023
    While not perfect, there are ways to generate enums automatically using go:generate, e.g.
  • Go vs Rust
    2 projects | /r/golang | 6 Mar 2023
    I wouldn't write a macro to save a couple of lines, but I would definitely use (not even write, just use) a macro for something like generating enum [de]serialization for both JSON and BSON in one line. Go, even with generics, still has no way of abstracting extremely common patterns like enums without separate generator tools. Clearly someone thought the macro was useful here, but without a macro they had no choice but to write a separate tool.
  • Why no enums?
    2 projects | /r/golang | 10 Nov 2022
    I've worked in a few different languages and Go doesn't seem all that unique in the way that it doesn't provide an ENUM primitive. However, I looked around a bit and found go-enum which seems pretty neat. Also, I have no problem writing a custom string or int/iota type. In some cases you want to be able to serialize/deserialize with them -- and in others you don't need that.
    2 projects | /r/golang | 10 Nov 2022
    I wish we had real enums. It’s hard to standardize iota enum implementation across an entire org. I use at my company to help reduce all the boiler plate / standardize implementation, not perfect but it makes it easier
  • Does Go not have enums in the sense that I can use them as a type?
    4 projects | /r/golang | 12 Oct 2022
    Along that same line you can take it a step further and generate the iota block too with this tool
  • How to do Enums in Go
    2 projects | /r/golang | 8 May 2021
    Looks like this does what you want:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing generis and go-enum you can also consider the following projects:

goderive - Derives and generates mundane golang functions that you do not want to maintain yourself

gotype - Golang source code parsing, usage like reflect package

GoWrap - GoWrap is a command line tool for generating decorators for Go interfaces

go-xray - Helpers for making the use of reflection easier

typeregistry - create type dynamically in Golang

goverter - Generate type-safe Go converters by simply defining an interface