OK, you're it. Please write a PEP for this.
On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 10:34:43AM -0700, George Castillo wrote:
> > The key conundrum that needs to be solved is what to do for `d1 + d2` when
> > there are overlapping keys. I propose to make d2 win in this case, which is
> > what happens in `d1.update(d2)` anyways. If you want it the other way,
> > simply write `d2 + d1`.
> This would mean that addition, at least in this particular instance, is not
> a commutative operation. Are there other places in Python where this is
> the case?
Strings, bytes, lists, tuples.
In this case, I wouldn't call it dict addition, I would call it a union
operator. That suggests that maybe we match sets and use | for union.
That also suggests d1 & d2 for the intersection between two dicts, but
which value should win?
More useful than intersection is, I think, dict subtraction: d1 - d2
being a new dict with the keys/values from d1 which aren't in d2.
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