list/tuple to dict...

Pierre Fortin pfortin at pfortin.com
Thu Sep 16 03:20:23 CEST 2004


On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 22:58:26 GMT Raymond wrote:

> [Pierre Fortin]
> > > I'm just looking to make my code more readable and
> > > self-documenting...
>   . . .
> > > osstat = todict(os.stat("%s" % path),
> > >                 "mode,inode,dev,nlink,uid,gid,size,atime,mtime,ctim
> > >                 e")
> 
> [Diez B. Roggisch]
> > Use
> >
> > dict(zip(["mode,inode,dev,nlink,uid,gid,size,atime,mtime,ctime"],
> > os.stat("%s" % path)))

What does zip() have to do with this situation...?  


> Why build the dictionary at all.  Use the named attributes provided by
> os.stat:
> 
>        mode = os.stat(f).st_mode
> 
> That should meet the original readability goals.

That'll teach me to use examples that already have named attributes... :^)
I'm looking to do this generically -- ignore the few that do have named
attributes; there are plenty without that I'd like to address...

The goal is to use the dict in string mapping keys as indicated in my
original post.



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