On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 11:36 AM Greg Ewing firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 27/12/20 10:15 am, Christopher Barker wrote:
It does seem like ** could be usable with any iterable that returns pairs of objects. However the trick is that when you iterate a dict, you get the keys, not the items, which makes me think that the only thing you should *need* is an items() method that returns an iterable (pf pairs of objects).
It seems to me it would be more fundamental to use iteration to get the keys and indexing to get the corresponding values. You're only relying on dunder methods then.
But that would mean that a lot of iterables would look like mappings when they're not. Consider:
... return [(key, x[key]) for key in x] ...
naive_items(range(9, -1, -1))
[(9, 0), (8, 1), (7, 2), (6, 3), (5, 4), (4, 5), (3, 6), (2, 7), (1, 8), (0, 9)]