searching a list of dictionaries for an element in a list.

Dan dan at cellectivity.com
Wed Aug 10 12:18:38 CEST 2005


> I want to search list1, and the result should be all dictionaries where
> primarycolor is in input. I can do this using a double for-loop, but is
> there a more efficent way?

Of course.    :-)

L = [dict for dict in list1 if dict['primarycolor'] in input]

In older versions of Python, we would use the "filter" function, which
accomplishes the same thing.

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