[Python-ideas] Enhancing dict.values

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Fri May 27 12:36:57 EDT 2016

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 9:17 AM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info>

> # apologies for breaking my own rule about realistic names
> fee, fi, fo, fum = mydict.getmany('fee', 'fi', 'fo', 'fum')

so how again is the much better than:

> Isn't this the status quo?
>      a, b, c = [mapping[k] for k in ('a', 'b', 'c')]

the objection to that was that it gets ugly when you've got longer, more
realistic names (and maybe more of them.)

 fee, fi, fo, fum = [mapping[k] for k in ('fee', 'fi', 'fo', 'fum')]

only a little more typing, and in both cases, you need to specify the names

(of course, they don't need to be the same names...)



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