[Python-Dev] [Python-ideas] Proposed addtion to urllib.parse in 3.1 (and urlparse in 2.7)

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Sun Apr 19 21:30:05 CEST 2009

Bill Janssen wrote:
> Mart Sõmermaa <mrts.pydev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 2:06 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> That said, I'm starting to wonder if an even better option may be to
>>> just drop the kwargs support from the function and require people to
>>> always supply a parameters dictionary. That would simplify the signature
>>> to the quite straightforward:
>>>  def add_query_params(url, params, allow_dups=True, sep='&')
> Or even better, stop trying to use a mapping, and just make the "params"
> value a list of (name, value) pairs.  That way you can stop fiddling
> around with "allow_dups" and just get rid of it.

Reluctant +1, it seems the best solution. You can always use {}.items() 
if you still want to store the params in a mapping.

> Bill
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