problem with dictionaries within lists

Alex Martelli aleax at
Wed Sep 25 05:11:14 EDT 2002

Grant Hallam wrote:
>  However, the list seems to get populated with the same dictionary
> webdatabaselist.append(dict)

Of course -- you ARE appending the same dict over ands over (AFAICT --
you're probably using tabs for indentation, making your code hard to
comprehend for those who read news with KDE's KNode [or MS's OE] as
tabs don't show there... use spaces, NOT tabs...).

Anyway, you probably need something like:

dict = {}

either might suffice, but generally you'll need to copy the
current dict AND make dict empty for the next leg of the loop,
if I get the general drift.  If you do rebind name dict to {} for
the next leg, then you don't need the call to the copy method.


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