Why is there no natural syntax for accessing attributes with names not being valid identifiers?
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Dec 4 10:12:52 CET 2013
On 12/03/2013 09:45 PM, Tim Roberts wrote:
> 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.
That should be "one obvious way".
On my keyboard, at least, those are an important three keystrokes! ;)
To be clear, I am
on the new syntax.
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