The pythonic approach

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Wed Sep 15 19:32:48 CEST 2004

Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote:
> code pattern.  (Even so, I would tend to include a doc-string
> or comment describing the basic algorithm, to let another
> programmer more easily comprehend the approach taken.)

That's never wrong, of course.

> Principle of least surprise.  One rarely encounters .get(x, x)

Funny -- I encounter it SO often I consider it a basic idiom!!!


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