Is enum from the C programming language?

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    Is enum from the C programming language?

    I have been looking through the original GL quake gaming engine, and it's completely written in C(edit: also x86 asm). There are a lot of #defines, and instead of using the #defines enumerated constants could've been used instead, unless of course enum isn't a part of the C programming language.

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    yes c has enums but they are not quite the typesafe enums of c++
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    could you elaborate with an example or something?

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    in c an enum is seen by the compiler as an int. in c++ the enum is a distinct type.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
    And the FAQ is here :- http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/smartfaq.cgi

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    enums in C++ are still assigned integer values though.

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