On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:01 AM Ricky Teachey <ricky@teachey.org> wrote:
On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:31 AM Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> wrote:
That may not be in the PEP, but apart from the edge cases for d[] and d[x=0] it’s exactly what I and Steven have been proposing for quite a while.

--Guido (mobile)
I want to offer a big apology if this question has been answered 1 million times already. That being said, on the edge case:


...what is the alternative proposed __getitem__ call from Guido and Steven?

Actually sorry I just answered  my own question-- I guess it depends on what the call signature is on __getitem__.

If it looked like this:

def __getitem__(self, key=(), **kwargs):

Then you get () as the key. But if the signature looks like this:

def __getitem__(self, key, **kwargs):

Then you will get a TypeError.


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