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Author brett.cannon
Recipients brett.cannon, collinwinter, nedds, rhettinger
Date 2008-08-18.18:07:30
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On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Nick Edds <> wrote:
> Nick Edds <> added the comment:
> What's the current status of this?

I think it is waiting for someone to work on it.

> If nobody is working on it, I would
> be willing to give it a shot.


> Can somebody just confirm that I have a
> correct understanding of the problem.
> UserDict.UserDict needs a deprecation warning, UserDict.IterableUserDict
> becomes collections.UserDict, and UserDict.Mixin becomes
> collections.MutableMapping.

In theory, yes, but the superclasses have changed, so I don't know if
having a fixer is really the best option in this case since it is not
a simple renaming. Perhaps deprecation warnings stating that the
classes have been moved and given different superclasses would make
more sense?

> Then for keys(), items(), and values(), I
> want to replace something like d.keys() to list(d.keys()).

Sure, but how the heck are you going to get 2to3 to do this properly
just for UserDict instances? Doesn't the keys()/values()/items() fixer
already do this blindly anyway?

> One added question: based on what I gathered from PEP 3106, this last
> part is only needed in a situation such as a = d.keys(), but not a
> situation like for key in keys:, so because in the later case wrapping
> the call to keys() in list() would presumably be suboptimal, is this
> something I should try and avoid? I'm not sure exactly how it could be
> done, but I have some idea of how it to do it.

Yes, you are right that wrapping the call in a for loop is not needed
since code will never come across it. But as I said above, doesn't the
fixer for dicts already handle all of this?
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