Steve Holden steve at
Mon Jan 17 13:21:16 CET 2005

Antoon Pardon wrote:

> Op 2005-01-17, Steve Holden schreef <steve at>:
>>Antoon Pardon wrote:
>>>>"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds". Rules are made 
>>>>to be broken.
>>>Like only use immutables as dictionary keys.
>>Fair enough, but don;t go advising newbies to do this.
> How about something like this.
> Because of the extra precautions one has to take when
> using mutables as hash keys, we advise newbies
> to stick with immutable keys until they have gathered
> enough knowledge and experience to adequatly weight
> the pro and cons of a mutable key solution against
> an immutable key solution.
There you go with the minutiae again. How about:

"Don't use mutables as hash keys"?

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