copysort patch, was RE: [Python-Dev] inline sort option

Greg Ewing greg at
Tue Oct 21 19:42:41 EDT 2003

Mark Russell <marktrussell at>:

> The argument for it is that walking over a dictionary in sorted order
> is (at least to me) a missing idiom in python.  Does this never come
> up when you're teaching the language?

Maybe dicts should have a .sortedkeys() method? The specialised
method name would help stave off any temptation to add varied sort
methods to other types.

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