Difference between list() and [] with dictionaries

Sam Tregar sam at tregar.com
Sat May 16 03:17:43 CEST 2009

Hello all.  Can anyone explain why this creates a list containing a

  [{'a': 'b', 'foo': 'bar'}]

But this creates a list of keys of the dictionary:

  list({ "a": "b", "foo": "bar" })

I expected them to be equivalent but clearly they're not!  I'm using Python
2.6.1 if that helps.

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