jacobs at penguin.theopalgroup.com
Tue Jan 20 09:25:09 EST 2004
On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> Here is anidea to kick around:
> Evolve and eventually replace dict.setdefault with a more specialized
> method that is clearer, cleaner, easier to use, and faster.
> d.addlist(k, v) would work like d.setdefault(k, ).append(v)
-1: I use .setdefault all the time with non-list default arguments.
The dict interface is getting complex enough that adding more clutter will
make it even harder to teach optimal idiomatic Python to newbies.
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