On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 11:15 AM Rob Cliffe <rob.cliffe@btinternet.com> wrote:
On 13 Jul 2020, at 05:55, Christopher Barker <pythonchb@gmail.com> wrote:
In fact, I doubt there are many uses at all for dict.keys() -- most uses can jsut use the dict.
But you could use items() instead:
    for name, val in sorted(dict.items()):
        print(name, val)

Sure. But my point was that the dict_keys object is very often unnecessary, not that all the views aren't useful. And it really is mostly only there for symmetry with dict_items(), which IS needed.

I'm on the fence though -- I think it adds clarity, even if it's unnecessary.


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