Dictionary from list?
Russell E. Owen
owen at astrono.junkwashington.emu
Tue Oct 23 18:32:46 CEST 2001
Thank you for a most mooving posting -- funniest I've read in a
programming newsgroup in a long time.
For what it's worth, I'm bullish on Chris Barker's suggestion of some
way of converting list of keys, list of values to a dictionary. Like
Chris, I've written my own and use it a fair bit.
I have no opinion about converting the two proposed flavors of single
lists to dicts (i.e. [key1, value1, key2, value2...] vs. [(key1,
value1), (key2, value2)...]; they both sound useful, are both easy to
implement via user-written functions, and if either is implemented as a
built-in, then folks are likely to have a cow about the missing one.
In article <mailman.1003813882.5893.python-list at python.org>,
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote:
>> Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm one of those anchors trying to slow
>> the development of new core features in Python. (New libraries
>> is a different thing.) If dictionary(list) stays an error you
>> won't hear any complaints about me.
>I appreciate that. However, the builtin dictionary() cow has already
>escaped the 2.2 barn, so the question now is whether we let it roam the
>Python pasture with two broken legs, or put a spiffy sequence saddle on it
>so you can gallop on it in comfort into the mooooonlight.
>> But I'm also one of those people who likes details -- (forest?
>> tree? I like the BARK! :)
>grow-up-it's-a-cow-not-a-dog-ly y'rs - tim
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