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Answer 15

False. The output is shown in Figure 8 . The keys and the values were switched in the bottom panel of Figure 7 .

Figure 8 . Answer 15.
Get and display values b'Joe'b'39' b'333.444.5555'b'married' b'639'b'male' Get and display keysb'name' b'age'b'phone' b'marital'b'cubicle' b'gender'Attempt to pop and display two values b'333.444.5555'no weight Get and display keys and valuesDatabase length 5 (b'name', b'Joe')(b'age', b'39') (b'marital', b'married')(b'cubicle', b'639') (b'gender', b'male')Delete a key/value pair and display again Database length 4(b'name', b'Joe') (b'age', b'39')(b'marital', b'married') (b'gender', b'male')

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Answer 13

False. The output is shown in Figure 5 . The in operator searches for a match in the keys and does not search for a match in the values .

Figure 5 . Answer 13.
Not in dumbDb

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Answer 11

False. The code in Figure 1 produces an error by attempting to store a number as a value. The output (with some text deleted for brevity) is shown in Figure 2 .

Figure 2 . Answer 11.
Traceback (most recent call last): File "1359-1930-11.py", line 11, in<module>dumbDb[b'aNumber'] = 1234... raise TypeError("values must be bytes or strings")TypeError: values must be bytes or strings

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Answer 10

True. See The Python Standard Library - 12.5. dbm - Interfaces to Unix "databases" .

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Answer 9

True as of 11/09/2014.

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Answer 8

True. See comments in sample code at The Python Standard Library - 12.5. dbm - Interfaces to Unix "databases" .

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Answer 7

False. The object returned by dbm.open supports the same basic functionality as dictionaries . Keys and their corresponding values can be stored, retrieved, and deleted. The in operator and the keys method are available, as well as get and setdefault .

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Answer 6

False. The function named dbm.open can be called to open an existing dbm database file or to create a new dbm database file.

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Answer 4

False. dbm is a generic interface to variants of the DBM databases - dbm.gnu or dbm.ndbm . If neither of these modules is installed, the slow-but-simple implementation in module dbm.dumb will be used.

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Answer 3

False. As of 11/09/2014, no such warning appears on the referenced webpage. Therefore, it might be concluded that even though shelve has features that are not available in dbm , dbm is the more secure of the two. As a result, this course will concentrate on dbm and ignore shelve .

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Answer 2

True as of 11/09/2014.

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Answer 1

True as of 11/09/2014.

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