Can I build a dictonary with a list-comprehension?

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at
Mon Sep 3 09:17:13 CEST 2001

Fri, 31 Aug 2001 15:48:05 +0200, spex66 <spex66 at> pisze:

> dict = {}
> LIST = [...] #What you want
> [dict.update({x: 'spam'}) for x in LIST]

Using list comprehensions when the result is ignored is misleading
and inefficient. A for loop is better.

When there is only a single value, insted of update it's simpler to
use __setitem__.

In general, where items come in (key,value) pairs, dictionary can be
built like this:

dict = {}
LIST = [...]
for k, v in LIST:
    dict[k] = v

and there is no simple builtin list-comprehension-like syntax in the
form of an expression (but you can write a function to convert a list
to a dictionary).

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