If Dict Contains a particular key

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Thu Apr 26 09:07:03 CEST 2007

En Thu, 26 Apr 2007 03:56:17 -0300, John Nagle <nagle at animats.com>  

>>>>> On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 18:28 +0100, Robert Rawlins - Think Blue wrote:
>>>>>> I'm Looking to build a quick if/else statement that checks a
>>>>>> dictionary for a key like follows.
>      It would be useful if there was some direct way to get the value
> associated with a key, and None if there's not one.

Such wonderful method exists since immemorial ages -at least since Python  
1.5- and its magic name is "get":

py> d = {'a': 1, 'b': 2}
py> print d.get("a")
py> print d.get("z")

Gabriel Genellina

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