Where is the syntax for the dict() constructor ?!

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sun Jul 8 15:14:43 CEST 2007


Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
>  "John Machin" <s..n at lexicon.net> wrote:
> 
> 8<------------ nice explanation of quoting problems -------------
> 
>> (2) A field containing an odd number of " characters (or more
>> generally, not meeting whatever quoting convention might be expected
>> in the underlying data) should be treated with suspicion.
> 
> How does one program to treat something with suspicion?
> 
> My stuff tends to either accept or reject...
> 
> This reminds me (for no discernible reason) of the word 
> "eschew", and of an illustration in a Goon author's book
> of someone eschewing an architectural example with a 
> pocket sized eschewing instrument - a "pocket eschewer".
> (He is shown peering at it through the eyepiece)
> 
> Maybe such fields should be eschewed instead.
> 
Would we do that with esteeth?

regards
  Steve
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