tim.one at comcast.net
Fri Apr 30 12:47:56 EDT 2004
[Jewett, Jim J]
> At the C level,
> PyDict_Update(old, new)
> is just a shortcut for
> PyDict_Merge(old, new, override)
It is today, but that's a relatively new internal ability; IIRC, Guido added
it to help with the implementation of new-style classes.
> C extensions can use PyDict_Merge directly with override=0,
> which keeps the current value in case of duplicate keys.
> Python code can only use update, which means that override
> is always true.
> Is there a good reason this?
Dunno -- define "good" <0.5 wink>.
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