get method

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Tue Dec 30 02:07:32 CET 2008


Ross wrote:
> ... Use get to write histogram more concisely. You should be able to
> eliminate the if statement.
> 
> def histogram(s):
> 	d = dict()
> 	for c in s:
> 		d[c]= d.get(c,0)
> 	return d
> 
> This code returns a dictionary of all the letters to any string s I
> give it but each corresponding value is incorrectly the default of 0.
> What am I doing wrong?

How is this code supposed to count?

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org



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