If we put technical considerations aside, maybe we should just ask to ourselves what behavior do we expect when doing equality tests between ordered dictionaries. As a reminder:

>>> xy = OrderedDict([('x', None), ('y', None)])
>>> yx = OrderedDict([('y', None), ('x', None)])
>>> xy == yx
>>> xy.items() == yx.items()
>>> xy.keys() == yx.keys()
>>> xy.values() == yx.values()

So, it appears that:
1. equality tests between odict_values use objects identity and not equality,
2. equality tests between odict_keys do not respect order.

If it is not technically possible to change the current implementation, maybe all we can do is just add a warning about current behavior in the documentation?

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 4:17 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> wrote:
Seems like we dropped the ball... Is there any action item here?

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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