The meaning of "=" (Was: tough-to-explain Python)

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Jul 12 06:23:43 CEST 2009


In article <h3bagu$52m$4 at lust.ihug.co.nz>,
Lawrence D'Oliveiro  <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>In message <h37gv5$r81$1 at panix3.panix.com>, Aahz wrote:
>>
>> It helps to remember that names and namespaces are in many
>> ways syntactic sugar for dicts or lists.
>
>Interesting, though, that Python insists on maintaining a distinction 
>between c["x"] and c.x, whereas JavaScript doesn't bother.

Why do you say "insists"?

class AttrDict:
    def __getitem__(self, key):
        return getattr(self, key)
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