[Python-Dev] Dict constructor

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@zope.com
Wed, 26 Jun 2002 12:36:23 -0400

>>>>> "RH" == Raymond Hettinger <python@rcn.com> writes:

  RH> Second wild idea of the day: The dict constructor currently
  RH> accepts sequences where each element has length 2, interpreted
  RH> 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.

That seems a little too magical to me.

  RH> Raymond Hettinger 'regnitteh dnomyar'[::-1]

Then again it seems like you like magic!