On 13/07/2020 18:42, Barry Scott wrote:

On 13 Jul 2020, at 05:55, Christopher Barker <pythonchb@gmail.com> wrote:

well, sure, though I have to say that I think that that's an unfortunate confusing thing about python dicts. IN fact, I doubt there are many uses at all for dict.keys() -- most uses can jsut use the dict.

I use key() all the time to sort the keys before printing.

for name in sorted(dict.key()):
print(name, dict[name)


But you could use items() instead:
    for name, val in sorted(dict.items()):
        print(name, val)

Rob Cliffe