[Python-Dev] Remove str.find in 3.0?

Just van Rossum just at letterror.com
Sat Aug 27 15:08:34 CEST 2005

Wolfgang Lipp wrote:

> > Just because you don't read the documentation and guessed wrong
> > d.get() needs to be removed?!?
> no, not removed... never said that.

Fair enough, you proposed to remove the behavior. Not sure how that's
all that much less bad, though...

> implied). the reason of being for d.get() -- to me -- is simply so you
> get a chance to pass a default value, which is syntactically well-nigh
> impossible with d['x'].

Close, but the main reason to add d.get() was to avoid the exception.
The need to specify a default value followed from that.


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