Comparing values of counter in python 3.3

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Mon Dec 16 10:20:42 CET 2013

On 16/12/2013 02:40, Roy Smith wrote:
> In article <905d6e7e-6748-42dd-8b63-d80a4d175914 at>,
>   rusi <rustompmody at> wrote:
>> On Monday, December 16, 2013 7:29:31 AM UTC+5:30, alex23 wrote:
>>>> # Need to compare values of counter and reject in function/routine in
>>>> value in counter2 is higher then value in counter1 for a current key
>>>       [(k,Counter2[k]) for k in Counter2 - Counter1]
>> Why not just?
>> Counter2 - Counter1
>> And if you want to uncounterify it then
>> dict(Counter2 - Counter1)
>>> Counters are awesome.
>> Yes -- agreed. But 'counter' is a strange name -- after checking whether
>> 'bag' and 'multiset' are there in the library, I would not think to
>> check anything else.
> Bag and multiset are names only CS weenies would think to look for.
> Counter is the name for the rest of us :-)

Give me bag or multiset any day of the week, it's blatantly obvious what 
they do.  Counter, what the heck? :)

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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