On Sun, 10 Oct 2021 at 05:06, Finn Mason firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Let's get back to the original topic. Should `dict.items()` be indexable now that dicts are ordered? I say yes. Why shouldn't it?
I say no.
"Why shouldn't it?" isn't sufficient justification for a change. Because it costs someone time and effort to implement it, and that time and effort is wasted unless people *actually use it*. Because no convincing use cases have been presented demonstrating that it would improve real-world code. Because dictionaries (mappings) and lists (sequences) are intended for different purposes. Because no-one is willing to implement this idea.
"Should lists be indexable by arbitrary values, not just by integers? I say yes. Why shouldn't they?" "Should tuples be mutable? I say yes. Why shouldn't they?" "Should integers be allowed to have complex parts? I say yes. Why shouldn't they?"
It's up to the person proposing a change to explain why the change *should* happen - not to everyone else to have to explain why it shouldn't.