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Author serhiy.storchaka
Recipients brandtbucher, gvanrossum, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, xtreak
Date 2019-02-28.07:52:06
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> * It is natural to expect the plus operator to be commutative, but this operation would necessarily be non-commutative.

In Python, the plus operator for sequences (strings, lists, tuples) is non-commutative.

But I have other arguments against it:

* It conflicts with the plus operator of Counter (which is a specialized dict): Counter(a=2) + Counter(a=3) == Counter(a=5), but the proposed idea makes dict(a=2) + dict(a=3) == dict(a=3).

* We already have a syntax for dict merging: {**d1, **d2}. It works with arbitrary mappings, in contrary to the plus operator, which needs a special support in argument types.
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