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Does anyone know how the built in dictionary type for python is implemented? My understanding is that it is some sort of hash table, but I haven't been able to find any sort of definitive answer.

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Below is the all possible answers related to Python's Built In Dictionaries Implemented:-

  • The Python dictionaries are implemented the same as the hash tables.

  • The Hash tables must allow for hash collisions i.e. even if two distinct keys have the same hash value, the table's implementation must have a strategy to insert and retrieve the key and value pairs unambiguously.

  • The Python dict uses open addressing to resolve hash collisions

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