<dict>.setdefault()

Tino Lange tl_news at nexgo.de
Thu Jul 31 19:00:46 CEST 2003


On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 16:54:46 +0000 (UTC), Alexandre Fayolle
<alf at fayauffre.org> wrote:

>> I just realized that <dict>.setdefault *always* executes the second
>> argument - even if it's not necessary, because the requested item in
>> the first argument exists.

> method and function arguments are always evaluated before the
>method is called. 

Yep. You're right. Of course it's like that.
Anyway - that's not what I expected in the first thought.

It shows that less code is not always the best code...

Thanks!

Tino




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