[Python-Dev] Dict constructor

Walter Dörwald walter@livinglogic.de
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 15:55:38 +0200

Barry A. Warsaw wrote:

>>>>>>"RH" == Raymond Hettinger <python@rcn.com> writes:
>     RH> Second wild idea of the day:
>     RH> The dict constructor currently accepts sequences where each
>     RH> element has length 2, interpreted as a key-value pair.
>     RH> Let's have it also accept sequences with elements of length 1,
>     RH> interpreted as a key:None pair.
> None might be an unfortunate choice because it would make dict.get()
> less useful.  I'd prefer key:1

How about key:True ?

    Walter Dörwald