Python v2.3 and dict.fromkeys() suggestion

Mark J maj64 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 13 10:51:01 CEST 2003


So let me try another tack...

Can anyone tell me what I'm missing with regard to the preference for
dict.fromkeys() to be a classmethod/constructor versus a regular
method?

In addition to the latter increasing the range of application, the
dictionary interface wouldn't even have to be expanded -- you could
"overload" dict.update() to check its argument type and just Do The
Right Thing...

Thanks,

Mike




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