default behavior

John Posner jjposner at optimum.net
Sun Aug 1 20:37:34 CEST 2010


On 7/31/2010 2:00 PM, Christian Heimes wrote:
>
> Your answer is confusing even me. ;)

Yeah, I get that a lot. :-)


> Let me try an easier to understand explanation. defaultdict *implements*
> __missing__() to provide the default dict behavior.

In my experience, the word *implements* is commonly used in two ways, 
nearly opposite to each other. Ex:

   My company just implemented a version-control system.

Did your company (1) write the code for the version-control system, or 
did it (2) put the system in use, by downloading an installer from the 
Web and executing it?

-John



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