[Python-ideas] [Python-Dev] hello, new dict addition for new eve ?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Jan 1 09:24:59 CET 2012

On 12/31/2011 5:57 PM, Nathan Schneider wrote:

> The necessary resolution of key conflicts is what makes "+" feel less
> natural to me for dicts than it does for sequences, where the order of
> the operands is transparently reflected in the output. For dicts, in
> contrast, we are talking about a "lossy" union/combination where what
> is lost depends on the order of the operands—this is less transparent
> in the output. However it is spelled, though, I would be thrilled if
> such an operation were built in. :)

You mean like dict.update?

Terry Jan Reedy

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