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What are the benefits of using
UserDict as a parent class of a custom data structure compared to using
dict as a parent class of a custom data structure? What are the benefits of using
dict as a parent class of a custom data structure compared to using
Userdict as a parent class of a custom data structure?
I’m a little confused by the solution - where is refers to self.data,items() - where does the actual data part come from?
is that because data is fed into the class initiation and if so doesn’t it make this particular class quite fragile as not all dictionaries would be called data so not sure it’s coded very robustly (if I’ve understood the intent correctly).
I think I get it now, there is a data property in the parent UserDict class I didn’t have visibility of, I have to lookup the details on Python.org to better understand that on.
I had overlooked the item in the description that explained this:
" This class contains all of the functionality of a normal
dict , except that we can access the dictionary data through the