On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 4:33 PM David Mertz <mertz@gnosis.cx> 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.
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