[Python-ideas] Possible method of distinguishing between set-literals, dict-literals, and odict-literals

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Jun 17 02:25:33 CEST 2009

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Terry Reedy<tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> > OrderedDict({'a':1', 'b':'2', 'c':'3'}]
> >
> >
> >> How about ['a':'1', 'b':'2', 'c':'3']?
> -100.

(Hey! I though the valid range of votes was -1 through +1, I didn't know
we were giving the BDFL more than one vote! :-)

Can you summarise what you dislike about the above syntax suggestion for
ordered dict literal?

 \      “If the desire to kill and the opportunity to kill came always |
  `\      together, who would escape hanging?” —Mark Twain, _Following |
_o__)                                                     the Equator_ |
Ben Finney

More information about the Python-ideas mailing list