Built-in Methods in Dictionary

Following Table lists the methods for dictionary objects. The clear(), copy(), get(), and update() methods were added recently in Python 1.5. setdefault() was introduced in 2.0.

Dictionary Type Methods

dictionary method Operation
dict.clear()

appends object obj to list
dict.copy()

returns count of how many times obj occurs in list
dict.get(key,default=None)

appends the contents of seq to list
dict.has_key(key)

returns the lowest index in list that obj appears
dict.items()

inserts object obj into list at offset index
dict.keys()

removes and returns last object or obj from list
list.remove(obj)

removes object obj from list
dict.setdefault key,default=None)

reverses objects of list in place
dict.values()

returns list of dictionary dict’s values
dict.update(dict2)

sorts objects of list, use compare func if given