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Monday, 28 January 2013
Use the Dictionary Indexer for upserts
If you have a Dictionary<T,T> and you want to upsert a value (i.e. update or insert depending on its existence), you don't have to perform the existence check yourself:
It turns out the dictionary's set indexer will do the check for you. All you need is
This applies to the .Net Dictionary<T,T>, SortedDictionary<T,T> and SortedList<T,T> implementations of IDictionary<T,T> . But bear in mind that if you're coding to the abstraction IDictionary<T,T>, you can't guarantee that the specific implementation you're using will work this way.