default behavior

John Posner jjposner at
Fri Aug 6 22:07:42 CEST 2010

On 8/2/2010 11:00 PM, John Posner wrote:
> On 7/31/2010 1:31 PM, John Posner wrote:
>> Caveat -- there's another description of defaultdict here:
>> ... and it's bogus. This other description claims that __missing__ is a
>> method of defaultdict, not of dict.
> Following is a possible replacement for the bogus description. Comments
> welcome. I intend to submit a Python doc bug, and I'd like to have a
> clean alternative to propose.

After some off-list discussion with Ethan Furman (many thanks!), the 
Python Doc bug is submitted: #9536 at


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