Need a metavalue singleton kinda thingy as a reserved key...

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Aug 11 16:39:22 CEST 2002

"Noah" <noah at> wrote in message
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> I have a class where you can add values to a dictionary.
> I want to have a special meta key that I can use to reserve a spot
> in the dictionary.
> ...
> Perhaps I don't understand what I'm thinking.  Am I thinking about
this wrong?

I can see reserving spots in an array, like reserving a place in line
or a seat in a theatre, but dicts don't have spots to reserve --
unless you consider keys to be spots.  In the latter case, you would
want to do something like dic[key] = RESERVED rather than
dic[RESERVED] = whatever.

Terry J. Reedy

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