Help understanding the decisions *behind* python?
motoom at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 20 13:17:19 EDT 2009
> Specifically the "differences" between lists and tuples have us
> confused and have caused many "discussions" in the office. We
> understand that lists are mutable and tuples are not, but we're a
> little lost as to why the two were kept separate from the start. They
> both perform a very similar job as far as we can tell.
Yes, but because of their immutability you can use tuples as dictionary
keys (only if they contain immutable objects).
Lists can't be used as dictionary keys.
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