[Python-Dev] PEP 455: TransformDict
solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Sep 14 19:41:31 CEST 2013
On Sat, 14 Sep 2013 09:43:13 -0700
Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> On 09/14/2013 03:27 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> > On Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:59:11 -0700
> > Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> >>> I mean - given no function to retrieve the canonical key,
> >>> one would have to resort to:
> >>> my_key = data.__transform__(given_key)
> >>> for key, value in data.items():
> >>> if data.__transform__(key) == my_key:
> >>> ....
> >> Which is exactly why I, and others, would like to have the transform function easily available. Besides being able to
> >> use it to get a canonical key, one could use it to get the function itself. Yay, introspection!
> > Well, no, you misunderstand :) The transform function takes an
> > original key (perhaps "canonical") and returns the transformed key, it
> > can't do the reverse which is what getitem() does. i.e.:
> Argh, of course you are right.
> Still, I think it would be useful to expose the transform function.
> Any good reason not to?
No good reason. What's the name? transform_func?
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