Introduction to Enumeration

What is an enumeration?

During programming, we are often required to store and use values of colors, marital status, etc. This can be done using:

  • Strings
  • Constants
  • Macros

All the above ways have their own limitations, as discussed in the previous lesson. Let’s discuss another data type known as an enumeration.

An enumeration allows you to define your own data type along with the values of a variable that it can store.

Declaring an enumerated data type

The basic syntax for declaring an enumerated data type is given below:

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