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Author josh.r
Recipients ethan.furman, josh.r
Date 2014-10-01.22:05:50
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Reading the note on the Counter class (about intent vs. actual use), it looks like changing this behavior would involve potentially breaking a lot of code.

If you're using Counters that are intended to maintain positive counts (treating a count <= 0 as if the key does not exist), it seems like you could either perform your operations using the + and - (or += and -=) binary operators (which will remove keys when the values drop to 0 or below) or if you have to use subtract or manual count tweaking, normalize the Counters at comparison time, that is, use +counter1 == +counter2 (unary + support added in 3.3).

I agree it's sort of weird, but I feel like fixing it will just break a ton of existing code.
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