[Python-Dev] Re: Sets: elt in dict, lst.include

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 29 Jan 2001 20:03:41 +0100

With all this confusion about how to actually write the
iteration on dictionary items, wouldn't it make more sense
to implement an extension module which then provides a __getitem__
style iterator for dictionaries by interfacing to PyDict_Next() ?

The module could have three different iterators:

1. iterate over items
2.     ... over keys
3.     ... over values

The reasoning behind this is that the __getitem__ interface
is well established and this doesn't introduce any new
syntax while still providing speed and flexibility.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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