[Python-Dev] Proposal: defaultdict

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Feb 21 05:29:59 CET 2006

On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 11:09 -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> Thanks for all the constructive feedback. Here are some responses and
> a new proposal.
> - Yes, I'd like to kill setdefault() in 3.0 if not sooner.

A worthy goal, but not possible unless you want to break existing code.
I don't think it's worth a DeprecationWarning either.  Slating it for
removal in 3.0 seems fine.

Everything else about your proposal seems great.


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