[Python-ideas] [Python-Dev] hello, new dict addition for new eve ?
nathan.alexander.rice at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 17:59:45 CET 2012
This is slightly tangential, but I've always wondered... Why aren't
set operations implemented on dicts? It is fairly natural to view a
dictionary as a set of (key, value) pairs. Things like
subset/superset checking (with concomitant operator support) make
sense. I have written stuff like set(dict1.items()) <
set(dict2.items()) many times.
I don't even know what rich comparison operators on dictionaries do
now, it isn't intuitive at all.
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