[portland] Seeking opinions on choosing data types: dictionary or instance attributes?

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 22:30:44 CET 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 12:23 PM,  <ray at bme.ogi.edu> wrote:

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> Any advice or guidelines?  Are there any disadvantages to using all
> these dictionaries?
> Thank you,
> Raychel

Just off the top, having trouble seeing how multiple instances
gets you off the hook from still needing top level collection types,
i.e. lists and/or dicts.

Another way of looking at the problem is what kind of bulk
updates will you be doing.  I sure like list comprehensions for

It's very possible to have ungainly classes *and* dictionaries
i.e. neither design need be any good if there's not enough
overall flatness.

Remember from 'import this':  Flat is better than nested.


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