a dict trick

fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 08:51:52 CEST 2007


james_027 wrote:
> hi
> 
> for example I have this dictionary
> 
> dict = {'name':'james', 'language':'english'}
> 
> value = 'sex' in dict and dict['sex'] or 'unknown'
> 
> is a right pythonic of doing this one? I am trying to get a value from
> the dict, but if the key doesn't exist I will provide one.
> 
> THanks
> james
> 

value = your_dict.get(key, default_value)



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