A bit weird dictionary behavior

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Wed Sep 24 12:15:09 CEST 2008


In message <mailman.1385.1222126198.3487.python-list at python.org>, Terry
Reedy wrote:

>  From this viewpoint, objecters would instead have to argue that it is
> wrong to have such implicit calls and that programmers should have to
> put them in explicitly.

But then again, you want to avoid unexpected restrictions like in Java,
where bool is a separate type, and while it is discrete, it cannot be used
to index arrays.

(Cf Pascal, where any discrete type could be used as an array index type.)



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