replace dict contents

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Tue Jul 27 14:49:45 CEST 2004


Tim Jarman wrote:

> On 27 Jul 2004, at 08:56, Robin Becker wrote:
> 
>> Is there a simple way to replace the contents of a dictionary entirely
>> with those of another.
>>
>> for lists we can do
>>
>> L1[:] = L2


> How about:
> 
>  >>> d1 = { "spam" : "eggs" }
>  >>> d2 = { "gumby" : "my brain hurts!"}
>  >>> d1 is d2
> False
>  >>> d1 = dict(d2)

This rebinds the name d1 to a copy of d2 and will not affect other
references to the original d1.

Peter



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