[Python-Dev] defaultdict proposal round three

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Tue Feb 21 20:33:53 CET 2006

Then you will likely be happy with Guido's current version of the patch.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Crutcher Dunnavant" <crutcher at gmail.com>
To: "Raymond Hettinger" <python at rcn.com>
Cc: "Python Dev" <python-dev at python.org>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 8:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] defaultdict proposal round three

in two ways:

1) dict.get doesn't work for object dicts or in exec/eval contexts, and
2) dict.get requires me to generate the default value even if I'm not
going to use it, a process which may be expensive.

On 2/20/06, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
> [Crutcher Dunnavant ]
> >> There are many times that I want d[key] to give me a value even when
> >> it isn't defined, but that doesn't always mean I want to _save_ that
> >> value in the dict.
> How does that differ from the existing dict.get method?
> Raymond

Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher at gmail.com>

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