[Python-ideas] Add a dict with the attribute access capability

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Nov 29 18:47:09 EST 2017

On 11/29/2017 03:34 PM, Chris Barker wrote:

> Am I I the only one that thinks this is a "Bad Idea"?

No, you're not.

> For me, it simply confuses even more the question of "is this code or is this data?" -- which is a difficult enough
> design question in a dynamic language.

As one of those who have created their own version of AttrDict, I can say it's both neat and tricky to use.  I'm happy 
to have it* as a third-party package, but I don't think it belongs in the stdlib.


* attribute-access dicts in general, not mine in particular

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