[Python-Dev] Add a "transformdict" to collections

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Sep 10 20:31:40 CEST 2013

On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:44:01 +0200
"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Am 10.09.13 14:35, schrieb Antoine Pitrou:
> >> ['FOO'] or ['foo']? Both answers are justifiable. Both are possibly
> >> even useful depending on context...
> > 
> > I think it would be best to leave it as an implementation detail,
> > because whichever is easiest to implement depends on the exact
> > implementation choices (e.g. C vs. Python).
> I think this is the point where the datatype is *not* clearly
> straight-forward, and thus deserves a PEP.

Not saying you're necessary wrong, but a few data points:
- defaultdict was added without a PEP:
- Counter was added without a PEP:
- ChainMap was added without a PEP:
- namedtuple was added without a PEP:
  (no tracker reference for its addition)

OrderedDict, however, came with a PEP:

> I think it would be a flaw to have this detail implementation-defined.
> This would be like saying that it is implementation-defined which
> of A,B,C is returned from "A and B and C" if all are true.

Ok, it seems everyone (except me :-)) agrees that it should return the
first key value, so that's how it will be.



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