[Python-ideas] Dict-like object with property access

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 18:28:01 CET 2012

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Arnaud Delobelle <arnodel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2012 4:23 PM, "Massimo Di Pierro" <massimo.dipierro at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I do not think the issue is whether the people who use that semantic
>> understand it or not. I can assure you they do and they know when it is
>> appropriate to use it or not. The issue is whether there is any value is
>> making it faster by including it in python or not. Because of the increasing
>> popularity of JS I think new users are starting to expect something like it
>> out of the box.
> But this design decision in JavaScript is at the heart of many problems
> (e.g. simply looping over keys is a pain).  That it is widely used doesn't
> make it desirable. My experience with JavaScript is that we should keep this
> 'feature' out of Python. If people want it they can implement it very easily
> but encouraging them would be wrong.


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