Michael P. Reilly
arcege at shore.net
Tue Jun 22 17:01:25 EDT 1999
Christian Caremoli <Christian.Caremoli at der.edf.fr> wrote:
: Dictionnaries can be created like that :
: By calling a function you create a dictionnary like that :
: def f(**d):
: return d
: I would like to be able to create dictionnaries with some similar syntax
: like keyed tuples :
: Is there a way to do that ?
In a word, No. The structure of the language would perform a namespace
lookup on "a" and "b" instead of taking them as strings. Also a tuple
is still an expression, and Python does not allow assignments inside
expressions. This means that you would get a SyntaxError exception
during bytecode compilation. And even if you didn't, it would be
likely that you would get a NameError exception.
Note: I haven't looked at bytecodehacks, but that might let you do what
you wish. Since it would be extremely non-portable, I wouldn't suggest
it for published or long-term code.
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