[Python-Dev] PEP 372 -- Adding an ordered directory to collections ready for pronouncement
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Mon Mar 2 23:36:32 CET 2009
> The examples in the PEP used 'odict' (until recently), but the patch was
> for OrderedDict.
As an experiment, try walking down the hall asking a few programmers who aren't in this conversion what they think
Is it a class or function? What does it do? Can the English as second language folks guess what the o stands for? Is it a builtin
or pure python? My guess is that the experiment will be informative.
When we use the class, we typically only spell-out the constructor once while actually using the returned object many times. So,
have we really saved any typing?
In the context of other applications, which is clearer?
config = ConfigParser(dict_type=odict)
config = ConfigParser(dict_type=OrderedDict)
I find the former to be non-communicative.
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