[Python-ideas] Why no dict.discard?

Laurens Van Houtven _ at lvh.cc
Tue Aug 7 22:30:35 CEST 2012

FWIW I use d.pop(k, None) to mean "just remove this already regardless of whether or not it's present now".


On 07 Aug 2012, at 22:25, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:

> The 'set' class has a 'discard' method, but dict doesn't.
> I know that I can just delete the key and catch the exception if it's
> absent, but I can also 'remove' a member from a set and catch the
> exception if it's absent, OR just 'discard' it to avoid an exception.
> How much interest would there be in adding 'discard' to dict too?
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