Thread: an enum decleration in a header file

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    an enum decleration in a header file

    i have the following enum declared in a header file. and used the labels extensive through out my program rather than testing if current_player is 0 or 1
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    enum player { PLAYER_WHITE = 0, PLAYER_BLACK = 1 }
    i am trying to write it without the use of global variables (hence all my functions are four foot long) does the above count as a global variable or is it counted as more of a typedef statement.

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    Enumerators are constants, not variables.
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    so its allowed?? im trying to be strict with myself

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    sorry just read what i said in the first place ie im not allowed global VARIABLES duh!

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    Yeah, as long as you give them descriptive names and maybe a prefix specific to your project (especially if you're writing a library), global constants are fine: no one has to be concerned that their values will change from one function call to the next.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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