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    I'm sure there's got to be a way to do this. Is there some way to trick the compiler into allowing a redefinition of an enum. For example say you have:
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    enum type {};
    and then you want to define the values at a later time. How would you go about doing this?
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    Why?

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    > Is there some way to trick the compiler into allowing a redefinition of an enum
    No there isn't.

    You can do stuff like that with the pre-processor (#define and #undef), but not with the language proper.

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    You probably want to use variables instead of constants/enum values/#defines if the values are going to change.
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