Armin Ronacher wrote:
That's true, but by now there are countless of ordered dict implementations with a mostly-compatible interface and applications and libraries are using them already.
Even worse, most of them are slow, i.e. show a wrong algorithmic complexity ...
I have an example implementation here that incorporates the ideas from ordereddict, Django's OrderedDict and Babel's odict:
... like your implementation. It is not too hard to get the delitem O(log n) compared to your O(n), see here:
So many people are implementing this kind of data type but do not really care about making as fast as it could be ... IMHO yet another reason to ship a usable implementation with Python.
Kind regards, Alexander