Ancient enum?

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    Ancient enum?

    In a recent post the use of enum was described as 'archaic' why would that be? Surely its a convenient way of listing a group of constants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogster001 View Post
    In a recent post the use of enum was described as 'archaic' why would that be? Surely its a convenient way of listing a group of constants?
    It could have been me, stating that static consts are preferable for the purposes of template metaprogramming.

    Everywhere except that context, there's nothing archaic about enum.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Perhaps it was about template metaprogramming:

    Code:
    template <int N>
    struct Archaic
    {
         enum { value = N };
    };
    
    template <int N>
    struct Modern
    {
         static const int value = N;
    };
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
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