Tuples -- who needs 'em
wtanksle at dolphin.openprojects.net
Thu Apr 6 19:54:41 CEST 2000
On Thu, 6 Apr 2000 09:45:57 -0700, Bob Alexander wrote:
>As you say, the functional programming paradigm can be nicely expressed in
>Python, and is not dependent on tuples.
Yes. AFAIK, the only thing dependant on the immutability of tuples is
dictionaries, and only when you use a tuple as a key to a dictionary. If
you're willing to get rid of being able to key dictionaries with tuples,
you could get rid of tuples.
But tuples aren't the only immutable sequences; so are strings. That's
why you can key dictionaries with them. I don't think you'd want to get
rid of that ability.
-William "Billy" Tanksley
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