[BangPypers] help needed with dictionary

Parthan SR parth.technofreak at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 11:24:55 CEST 2008

sunny_plone wrote:
>   hi all,
> i am a newbie in python.  i was trying to work with dictionaries.  i wanted
> to input values  through command line and store the values in a dictionary.
> i mean for the same key , multiple values. can any1 suggest me how can i do
> it.....thank you....
> i tried this, but the old value is replaced by new one, but i want to store
> al values entered by user.
> kev = {}
> if kev.has_key('Name'):
> 	kev['Name'].append(person_name)
> 	print 'name is ', kev['Name']
> else:
> 	kev['Name'] = [person_name] 
> print "kevin's name is %s" % kev['Name']
Can we know what your are intending to do?


kev['Name'] will result in a string object  and this doesn't have a 
method append. You should rather try the following to append the 
person_name to kev['Name']

kev['Name'] = kev['Name']+person_name

But as far as dictionary is considered, key is unique and you can not 
have same key twice.

With Regards,

Parthan "technofreak"
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