[Python-Dev] Re: Candidate Itertools

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Fri Jun 25 13:27:17 EDT 2004

> > All respondents prefer having a dictionary (elements mapped to counts)
> > instead of an itertool returning (cnt, elem) ...
> > 
> > Just to be clear before I do it, does everyone support having
> > dict.countkeys() as a dictionary classmethod instead of the original
> > proposal?
> I don't see the need for this method to be so high as to warrant
> it to live on the dict object.  FWIW, when i came to python i especially
> enjoyed the sparcity of methods on lists and dictionaries, of which
> each usage was almost immediately obvious. 

Since there exists a dict.fromkeys method, there is precidence for
adding a dict.countkeys method.

 - Josiah

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