On 20 January 2011 04:29, Don Spaulding <firstname.lastname@example.org
> Hi there python-ideas!
> Does it bother anyone else that it's so cumbersome to instantiate an
> OrderedDict with ordered data?
> >>> from collections import OrderedDict
> >>> OrderedDict(b=1,a=2)
> OrderedDict([('a', 2), ('b', 1)]) # Order lost. Boooo.
> >>> OrderedDict([('b',1),('a',2)])
> OrderedDict([('b', 1), ('a', 2)])
> Obviously, OrderedDict's __init__ method (like all other functions) never
> gets a chance to see the kwargs dict in the order it was specified. It's
> usually faked by accepting the sequence of (key, val) tuples, as above. I
> personally think it would be nice to be able to ask the interpreter to keep
> track of the order of the arguments to my function, something like:
> def sweet_function_name(*args, **kwargs, ***an_odict_of_kwargs):
> I'm not married to the syntax. What do you think about the idea?