Dictionary from list?

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at knm.org.pl
Sat Oct 27 18:21:19 CEST 2001

Tue, 23 Oct 2001 19:49:37 +0000 (UTC), Huaiyu Zhu <huaiyu at gauss.almadan.ibm.com> pisze:

> There have been several good arguments about why [(k,v), (k,v) ...] is
> better than [k, v, k, v, ...].  Here are some more observations:

Here is why Perl does it its way: it didn't have nested data structures
at the time this was designed! You could only put scalars in a list,
i.e. strings or numbers. (You still can, but scalars now include
references to arrays.)

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