[Python-Dev] Dict constructor

Thomas Heller thomas.heller@ion-tof.com
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 16:19:37 +0200

> Second wild idea of the day:
> The dict constructor currently accepts sequences where each element has
> length 2, interpreted as a key-value pair.
> Let's have it also accept sequences with elements of length 1, interpreted
> as a key:None pair.
> The benefit is that it provides a way to rapidly construct sets:

The downside is that it's another way to write programs
incompatible with 2.2.