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    Enumerators

    Hi everyone,

    I want to know if there is any practical difference (or advantage) between these two variable assignments regarding the enumerator.

    Code:
    enum names{
    Nick,
    George
    Hellen
    }name;
    
    name = George; // Variable Assignment #1
    
    int my_name = George; // Variable Assignment #2
    Thanks
    Nick

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    It doesn't make much difference at all in C.

    They are just named constants of some integral type.
    So assigning one to another usually goes unremarked.
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    enum colours {
      red,
      green,
      blue
    };
    
    enum fruit {
      apple,
      banana,
    };
    
    int main ( ) {
      enum fruit x = green;
      printf("%d\n",x);
    }

    C++ on the other hand makes each enum it's own distinct type, so the above code would fail.
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    Thanks Salem!! Really helpfull

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