Learning Pyhton - Functional Programming - How intersect/difference two dict with dict/values? fast!

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at druid.net
Tue Nov 9 22:03:56 CET 2010


On Tue, 09 Nov 2010 15:55:16 -0500
Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> To echo John Nagle's point, if you want non-masochist volunteers to read 
> your code, write something readable like:
> 
> dict1 = {'ab': [[1,2,3,'d3','d4',5], 12],
>           'ac': [[1,3,'78a','79b'], 54],
>           'ad': [[56,57,58,59], 34],
>           'ax': [[56,57,58,59], 34]}

I have been learning to like this form:

dict1 = dict(
  ab = [[1,2,3,'d3','d4',5], 12],
  ac = [[1,3,'78a','79b'], 54],
  ad = [[56,57,58,59], 34],
  ax = [[56,57,58,59], 34],
)

Of course, it only works when all the keys are strings.

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