[Python-3000] Thoughts on dictionary views

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Feb 21 00:51:01 CET 2007

On 2/20/07, Steven Bethard <steven.bethard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to clarfiy, you're suggesting that we still change .keys()
> .values() and .items() to iterators, right?

But this isn't really easier to explain to noobs than views, is it?
What's the advantage of

>>> {}.keys()
<dictionary-keyiterator object at 0xb7f82f60>


>>> {}.keys()
<dict_keys object at 0xb7fb6540>


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