suggestions, comments on an "is_subdict" test
Irmen de Jong
irmen.NOSPAM at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 22 10:57:26 EDT 2011
On 22-4-2011 15:55, Vlastimil Brom wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to ask for comments or advice on a simple code for testing a
> "subdict", i.e. check whether all items of a given dictionary are
> present in a reference dictionary.
> Sofar I have:
> def is_subdict(test_dct, base_dct):
> """Test whether all the items of test_dct are present in base_dct."""
> unique_obj = object()
> for key, value in test_dct.items():
> if not base_dct.get(key, unique_obj) == value:
> return False
> return True
> I'd like to ask for possibly more idiomatic solutions, or more obvious
> ways to do this. Did I maybe missed some builtin possibility?
I would use:
test_dct.items() <= base_dct.items()
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