[Python-Dev] dict() enhancement idea?
Thu, 21 Nov 2002 09:12:51 -0500
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 01:51:15PM +0100, Just van Rossum wrote:
> I sometimes use an idiom like
> def dictfromkeywords(**kwargs):
> return kwargs
> d = dictfromkeywords(
> akey = 12,
> anotherkey = "foo",
I assume that the motive is to get rid of the quotes around the key and
conceptually treat it as a "symbol" rather than as a string. If that is
the case it could apply to access as well as initialization.
def __init__(self, __initfrom=(), **kw):
self.__dict__ = self
return "%s(%s)" % (self.__class__.__name__,
', '.join(['%s=%s' % (k, repr(v)) for k,v in self.items()]))
Fields can be accessed as either items or attributes of a record object.