Why is there no natural syntax for accessing attributes with names not being valid identifiers?

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Wed Dec 4 06:45:05 CET 2013

Piotr Dobrogost <p at google-groups-2013.dobrogost.net> wrote:
>Attribute access syntax being very concise is very often preferred 
>to dict's interface. 

It is not "very concise".  It is slightly more concise.

    x = obj.value1
    x = dct['value1']

You have saved 3 keystrokes.  That is not a significant enough savings to
create new syntax.  Remember the Python philosophy that there ought to be
one way to do it.
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

More information about the Python-list mailing list