Author Albert.Ferras
Recipients Albert.Ferras
Date 2012-11-02.12:27:46
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I normally use dictionaries for configuration purposes in python, but there's a problem where I have a dictionary with many key<->values and one of the keys is repeated.
For example:

lives_in = { 'lion': ['Africa', 'America],
             'parrot': ['Europe'],
             #... 100+ more rows here
             'lion': ['Europe'],
             #... 100+ more rows here
           }

will end up with animal_lives_in['lion'] = 'Europe'. There's no way to detect that I've written a mistake in the code because python won't tell me there's a duplicated key assigned. It's easy to see when you have few keys but hard when you've got many.

I think it should atleast raise a warning when this happens.
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