FAQ: Hash Maps: Python - Handling Collisions in the Setter


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Complex Data Structures

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Minor point, but we’re asked to check if the key stored at an index is the same as the key argument passed to assign() before being instructed to save both key & value as a list, rather than just the value. I.e. at that point in the development of this class, there is no stored key.


I spent a lot of time at that step, trying to figure out if I was missing something. Thanks for letting me known I was not the only one hehe


You are right. We cannot address step.2 before step.3 since we don’t store [key, value] in step.2.