[Development] API style guide: scoped enum or not?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu May 4 00:17:03 CEST 2023

On Wednesday, 3 May 2023 10:51:18 PDT Jaroslaw Kobus via Development wrote:
> "enum class" has one advantage over "enum" inside a "class" : you may
> forward declare the "enum class", while the other not. That's quite often
> case that your header must include the other header just because you use
> the "enum" in "class" in your API and nothing more.

Hello Jarek

That's fair, but that requires a separate scope from the class itself. That 
alone may be a reason not to do so, and instead just declare the enum inside 
the class, as our current practice dictates, with the choice of plain enum or 
enum class.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Cloud Software Architect - Intel DCAI Cloud Engineering
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