On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 4:33 PM David Mertz firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
In any case, if "reservoir sampling" is the goal here, we should just add a function `random.reservoir_sample()` to accommodate using iterators rather than sequences (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reservoir_sampling)
Doh! I mean *iterables* not *iterators* of course.
This would actually be a reasonable and useful function to have, and sampling from dict.items() would fall out transparently from that.