Pre-PEP: Dictionary accumulator methods

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at
Sat Mar 19 06:03:52 CET 2005

+1 for inc instead of count.
appendlist seems a bit too specific (I do not use dictionaries of lists
that often).
The problem with setdefault is the name, not the functionality.
get_or_set would be a better name: we could use it as an alias for
setdefault and then remove setdefault in Python 3000.

Just my 2 Eurocents,

                        Michele  Simionato

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