Why are there no ordered dictionaries?
twic at urchin.earth.li
Wed Nov 23 02:44:52 CET 2005
On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Carsten Haese wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-11-22 at 14:37, Christoph Zwerschke wrote:
>> In Foord/Larosa's odict, the keys are exposed as a public member which
>> also seems to be a bad idea ("If you alter the sequence list so that it
>> no longer reflects the contents of the dictionary, you have broken your
> That could easily be fixed by making the sequence a "managed property"
> whose setter raises a ValueError if you try to set it to something
> that's not a permutation of what it was.
I'm not a managed property expert (although there's a lovely studio in
Bayswater you might be interested in), but how does this stop you doing:
my_odict.sequence = Shrubbery()
Which would break the odict good and hard.
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