[Python-Dev] Toowtdi: Datatype conversions
mwh at python.net
Mon Jan 5 07:56:28 EST 2004
"Robert Brewer" <fumanchu at amor.org> writes:
> Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>> Choosing between:
>> list(d) or d.keys()
>> Which is the one obvious way of turning a dictionary into a list?
>> IMO, list(d) is it.
> Except that, "turning a dictionary into a list" as an English phrase is
> indeterminate--do you want the keys or the values or both?
Indeed. In particular, I often write
for k in d:
for k,v in d:
and seem to subconsciously expect Python to work out the rest :-)
(this is not a feature request...)
Unfortunately, nigh the whole world is now duped into thinking that
silly fill-in forms on web pages is the way to do user interfaces.
-- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp
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