Are dictionaries the same as hashtables?
bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Tue Aug 26 11:46:49 CEST 2008
cnb <circularfunc at yahoo.se> writes:
> Are dictionaries the same as hashtables?
The 'dict' type in Python has certain behaviour, as specified in the
language reference. In CPython they are implemented as hash tables,
but I don't recall anything that specifies they *must* be implemented
So my answer would be "maybe, but don't count on it". Write your
program to the specified behaviour of the language, not to the
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