[Python-Dev] defaultdict proposal round three

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Feb 21 14:58:52 CET 2006

On 2/20/06, Bengt Richter <bokr at oz.net> wrote:
> How about doing it as an expression, empowering ( ;-) the dict just afer creation?
> E.g., for
>     d = dict()
>     d.default_factory = list
> you could write
>     d = dict()**list

Bengt, can you let your overactive imagination rest for a while? I
recommend that you sit back, relax for a season, and reflect on the
zen nature of Pythonicity. Then come back and hopefully you'll be able
to post without embarrassing yourself continuously.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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