On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 11:45 PM Antoine Pitrou firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:35:36 +1100 Chris Angelico email@example.com wrote:
On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 10:35 PM Antoine Pitrou firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
but it's NOT a new operator, it is making use of an existing one, and sure you could guess at a couple meanings, but the merge one is probably one of the most obvious to guess, and one quick test and you know -- I really can't see it being a ongoing source of confusion.
Did you actually read what I said? The problem is not to understand what dict.__add__ does. It's to understand what code using the + operator does, without knowing upfront whether the inputs are dicts.
The + operator adds two things together. I don't understand the issue here.
I'm not expecting you to understand, either.
... then, in the interests of productive discussion, could you please explain? What is it about dict addition that makes it harder to understand than other addition?