Peter Hansen peter at
Mon Jul 12 15:01:58 CEST 2004

Robert Brewer wrote:
> Peter Hansen wrote:
>>Chances are good that the frequency of use of dict.update()
>>is _at least_ several orders of magnitude higher than the idiom
>>you refer to.

> Oh? Checking my current 21,000 line project...
> dict.update() -> 13 occurrences
> iterdates equivalent-> 17 occurrences
> One data point down...

I hardly think using your own project proves the general case...

If you think it does, let's look at my projects...  more than
one case of dict.update(), but *no* cases of iterdates

Combining this ratio with yours, we see that on average
dict.update() is infinitely more frequent than iterdates... ;-)


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