[Python-Dev] Dictionary Foolishness?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 16:22:40 -0500

> Have dictionaries support the repetition.
> Use the replication factor to provide a hint
> as to how large the dictionary is expected
> to be.

-1.  This is too close to arbitrary magic by side effect.  If you
*really* want this functionality, propose a method.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)