How to say $a=$b->{"A"} ||={} in Python?

Lawrence Oluyede raims at
Fri Aug 17 00:43:03 CEST 2007

beginner <zyzhu2000 at> wrote:
> I'd like to do the following in more succint code:
> if k in b:
>     a=b[k]
> else:
>     a={}
>     b[k]=a

b.setdefault(k, a)

Lawrence, -
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something when his salary depends on not
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