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Java has been enhanced with enums in version 1.5. The Enums greatly simplify and standardize the way one can express the enumerated types in Java. However since their introduction I was not sure how suitable they are for API Design (I was not the only one, see few year's old Andrei's post). Today I finished one Enum related API change for NetBeans, and I felt all the pain. I guess I understand now what is wrong with Enums in APIs.

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