[Python-ideas] Support other dict types for type.__dict__
phd at phdru.name
Mon Feb 27 22:53:08 CET 2012
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 07:55:50PM +0100, Victor Stinner wrote:
> 2012/2/27 Oleg Broytman <phd at phdru.name>:
> > On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 06:35:57PM +0000, Rob Cliffe wrote:
> >> I suggested a "mutable" attribute some time ago.
> >> This could lead to finally doing away with one of Python's FAQs: Why
> >> does python have lists AND tuples? They could be unified into a
> >> single type.
> > The main difference between lists and tuples is not mutability but
> > usage: lists are for a (unknown) number of similar items (a list of
> > messages, e.g.), tuples are for a (known) number of different items at
> > fixed positions (an address is a tuple of (country, city, street
> > address), for example).
> And tuple doesn't have append, extend, remove, ... methods.
Tuples are *also* read only, but being read only lists is not their
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