No, I was just responding to some speculation earlier in the thread. If this is already defined we should definitely not change it.

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Franklin? Lee <> wrote:
(Note: This is already the case.
Equality tests between OrderedDict objects are order-sensitive and are
implemented as list(od1.items())==list(od2.items()). Equality tests
between OrderedDict objects and other Mapping objects are
order-insensitive like regular dictionaries. This allows OrderedDict
objects to be substituted anywhere a regular dictionary is used.

So you're asking whether to deprecate this behavior?)

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 2:55 PM, Guido van Rossum <> wrote:
> So I think that not using the __eq__ method of the keys or values is wrong
> (dicts do use it), but there's a philosophical question: if two OrderedDicts
> have the same key/value pairs in a different order, should they be
> considered equal or not? (Only when we've answered this can we answer the
> question about keys/values/items).
> I'm not a frequent user of OrderedDict, so I don't have a good intuition,
> unfortunately.
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (

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