Why can't you do `tuple(dict.items())` to get your indexable pairs?

Otherwise there are no plans as you would have to introduce a new method as you can't assume e.g. `0` is being used as a dictionary key.

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:32 AM Hans Ginzel <hans@matfyz.cz> wrote:
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 18:47:44 +0200
From: Hans Ginzel <hans@matfyz.cz>
To: Hans Ginzel <hans@artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>
Subject: Access (ordered) dict by index; insert slice


thank you for making dict ordered.
Is it planned to access key,value pair(s) by index? See https://stackoverflow.com/a/44687752/2556118 for example. Both for reading and (re)writing?
Is it planned to insert pair(s) on exact index? Or generally to slice? See splice() in Perl, https://perldoc.perl.org/functions/splice.html.

Use case: Represent database table metadata (columns). It is useful as to access columns both by name and by index as to insert column on specific position, https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/alter-table.html, “ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN [FIRST |AFTER col]” (consider default order or table storage size optimisation by aligning).

Thank you in advance,
PS1: Named tuples cannot be used, are immutable.
PS2: See https://metacpan.org/pod/perlref#Pseudo-hashes:-Using-an-array-as-a-hash
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