JavaScript Enumerations


In computer programming, an enumerated type (also called enumeration or enum [..]) is a data type consisting of a set of named values called elements, members or enumerators of the type. The enumerator names are usually identifiers that behave as constants in the language. A variable that has been declared as having an enumerated type can be assigned any of the enumerators as a value.

Wikipedia: Enumerated type

JavaScript is weakly typed, variables are not declared with a type beforehand and it does not have a native enum data type. Examples provided here may include different ways to simulate enumerators, alternatives and possible trade-offs.