• Last edited on Jul 21, 2014, 8:14:40 PM by 3005188 Ffisegydd

not not for bool conversions

Using two not operators instead of the built-in bool function is usually faster when wanting to convert some value to a boolean value:

>>> for t in ('bool(foo)', 'not not foo'):
        timeit(t, setup='foo = 5')

0.3050157583752767
0.04769623091747577

Dynamic tree

A dynamic tree can be created by using a recursive defaultdict:

from collections import defaultdict
tree = lambda: defaultdict(tree)

t = tree()
t['dynamic']['path']['to']['something'] = 'foo'
print(t['dynamic']['path']['to']['something']) # foo