[Python-ideas] Support other dict types for type.__dict__
victor.stinner at haypocalc.com
Mon Feb 27 19:55:50 CET 2012
2012/2/27 Oleg Broytman <phd at phdru.name>:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 06:35:57PM +0000, Rob Cliffe wrote:
>> I suggested a "mutable" attribute some time ago.
>> This could lead to finally doing away with one of Python's FAQs: Why
>> does python have lists AND tuples? They could be unified into a
>> single type.
> The main difference between lists and tuples is not mutability but
> usage: lists are for a (unknown) number of similar items (a list of
> messages, e.g.), tuples are for a (known) number of different items at
> fixed positions (an address is a tuple of (country, city, street
> address), for example).
And tuple doesn't have append, extend, remove, ... methods.
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