On 15/02/2007 20.59, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
- Add a pure python named_tuple class to the collections module. I've been
using the class for about a year and found that it greatly improves the usability of tuples as records. http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/500261
+1 from me too, I've been using a class with the same name and semantic (though an inferior implementation) for almost two years now, with great benefits.
As suggested in the cookbook comment, please consider changing the semantic of the generated constructor so that it accepts a single iterable positional arguments (or keyword arguments). This matches tuple() (and other containers) in behaviour, and makes it easier to substitute existing uses with named tuples.