An enum generator for go (by abice)

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go-enum reviews and mentions

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  • Ten Years of “Go: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Jul 2023
    While not perfect, there are ways to generate enums automatically using go:generate, e.g. https://github.com/abice/go-enum
  • 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 https://github.com/abice/go-enum 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 https://github.com/abice/go-enum
  • How to do Enums in Go
    2 projects | /r/golang | 8 May 2021
    Looks like this does what you want: https://github.com/abice/go-enum
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abice/go-enum is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of go-enum is Go.

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