[Python-Dev] LinkedHashSet/LinkedHashMap equivalents

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Mar 10 05:16:36 CET 2005

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> [Aahz]
>> Gee, I just found out I could have used an OrderedDict today.  (We're
>> using a dict that we're now having to add an auxilliary list to to track
>> when keys are added.)  (This isn't particularly an argument in favor of
>> adding OrderedDict to stdlib, but it's another use case.  Each dict key
>> contains a dict value; the subkeys from later-added keys are supposed to
>> override earlier subkeys.  The original implementation relied on subkeys
>> being unique, but that doesn't work for our new business requirements.)
> If I read the proposal correctly, order would be determined by when the
> key was first encountered.  Presumably, that would mean that the related
> value would also be the first encountered (not overridden by later-added
> keys as dictated by your business requirements).  

Hmmmmm....  Guess this means we need a PEP!
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