[Python-Dev] dict.supplement() (was Re: list.shift())
Sat, 18 Mar 2000 10:48:10 -0800 (PST)
On Fri, 17 Mar 2000 email@example.com wrote:
> I think no. But what about this one?:
> # pretend self and dict are dictionaries:
> def supplement(self, dict):
> for k, v in dict.items():
> if not self.data.has_key(k):
> self.data[k] = v
I'd go for that. It would be nice to have a non-overwriting update().
The only issue is the choice of verb; "supplement" sounds pretty
reasonable to me.
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