python bijection

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Fri Nov 20 01:05:45 CET 2009


On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:24:46 -0800, Joshua Bronson wrote:

> I couldn't find a library providing a bijective map data structure
> (allowing for constant-time lookups by value) in the few minutes I
> looked, so I took a few more minutes to code one up:
> http://bitbucket.org/jab/toys/src/tip/bijection.py
> 
> Is this at all worth releasing? 


You just did :)


> Comments and suggestions welcome.

If I want a mapping a <-> b, I generally just create a dict {a:b, b:a}. 
What is the advantages or disadvantages of your code over the simplicity 
of the dict approach?

(That is, sell us on the features of your approach.)



-- 
Steven




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