Fabien COELHO <coe...@cri.ensmp.fr> writes:
>> There's not really a point in using an enum if you use neither the type 
>> (which you shouldn't because if you or the bitmask value you have types 
>> outside the range of the enum), nor the autogenerated numbers.

> I do not think that there is such a constraint in C, you can use the enum 
> bitfield type, so you should.

I think you are failing to understand Andres' point.  If you're going
to OR together some bits, the result is no longer a member of the enum
type, and the advantages that an enum would have immediately turn into

                        regards, tom lane

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