good name for a dict/list hybrid
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Tue Jan 7 04:50:36 CET 2003
Andrew Dalke wrote:
> I can't figure out what to call this thing. I chose "DictList"
> because it's a hybrid between a dictionary and a list, but that's
> a bad name since it can be confused with a dictionary of lists, or
> a list of dictionaries.
> This sort of data structure must be common. Eg, headers in email
> act like this. (rfc822.py provides no hints for a name.)
Yeah, I've thought of implementing one before.
> What should I use?
"Table" comes to mind. Might collide with some other meaning, but I can't
think of one off hand.
> Code will be posted after I get a good name. :)
Heh. A bribe, huh?
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