[Python-3000] sort vs order (was: What should the focus for 2.6 be?)

Ron Adam rrr at ronadam.com
Fri Aug 25 21:08:50 CEST 2006

Jim Jewett wrote:

> The end result is that even if I find a solution that works, I think
> it will be common (and bug-prone) enough that it really ought to be in
> the language, or at least the standard library -- as it is today for
> objects that don't go out of their way to prevent it.

The usual way to handle this in databases is to generate an unique 
id_key when the data is entered.  That also allows for duplicate entries 
such as people with the same name, or multiple items with the same part 

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