[Python-ideas] dict '+' operator and slicing support for pop
Andrii V. Mishkovskyi
mishok13 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 08:52:35 CET 2009
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 8:17 PM, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
>>> return a
> Why take two short, simple lines with unequivocal meaning
> and then abbreviate them with something mysterious (or
> at least something with multiple possible interpretations)?
> Mappings exist in many languages now. Can you point
> to another language that has found it worthwhile to have
> both an update() method and an addition operator?
> Also, consider that dicts are one of our most basic APIs
> and many other objects model that API. It behooves us
> to keep that API as simple and thin as possible.
> IMO, this change would be gratuituous. None of the code
> presented so far is significantly improved. Essentially, we're
> looking at a trivial abbreviation, not an actual offering of
> new capabilities.
> -1 all the way around.
Does that also mean -1 on list.pop() accepting slices proposal?
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