Multiple inheritance metaclass conflict involving Enum

I need a double inheritance for a class that is an Enum but also support my own methods. Here’s the context:

import abc
from enum import Enum

class MyFirstClass(abc.ABC):
    @abc.abstractmethod
    def func(self):
        pass

class MySecondClass(Enum, MyFirstClass):
    VALUE_1 = 0
    VALUE_2 = 1
    
    def func(self):
        return 42

The declaration of MySecondClass yields the following error:

TypeError: metaclass conflict: the metaclass of a derived class must be a (non-strict) subclass of the metaclasses of all its bases

I tried applying this stackoverflow solution by doing:

class MyMetaClass(type(Enum), type(MyFirstClass)):
    pass

class MyFinalClass(Enum, MyFirstClass, metaclass=MyMetaClass):
    VALUE_1 = 0
    VALUE_2 = 1
    
    def func(self):
        return 42 

But I get the following error:

TypeError: new enumerations should be created as `EnumName([mixin_type, ...] [data_type,] enum_type)`

Is this an issue specific to the Enum type, or am I missing something else regarding metaclasses?

Answer

The solution to your immediate problem is:

class MyFinalClass(MyFirstClass, Enum, metaclass=MyMetaClass):
    pass

Note that Enum is the last regular class listed.

For a fully functioning abstract Enum you’ll want to use the ABCEnumMeta from this answer — otherwise missing abstract methods will not be properly flagged.