[Python-Dev] LinkedHashSet/LinkedHashMap equivalents

Jeff Bauer jbauer at rubic.com
Thu Mar 10 05:33:12 CET 2005

Thomas Heller <theller at python.net> wrote:
 > Steven Bethard <steven.bethard at gmail.com> writes:
 >>  What use do you have for it other than filtering
 >>  duplicates from a list while retaining order?
 > If this were the only use case, you are right.  I cannot
 > remember the use case I once had right now, and probably
 > the code has been rewritten anyway.  But I assume use
 > cases exist, otherwise there weren't so many recipes
 > for the ordered dictionary.

I'm not specifically lobbying for its inclusion in
stdlib, but I often find an ordered dict useful when I
want both ordered and random access, e.g. situations:

   - database table fields/attributes
   - drop down field selectors

In both cases, I could get by with other techniques, but I
would use stdlib ordered dicts if they were available.
I also prefer the term "ordered dict" to LinkedHashXXX.

Jeff Bauer
Rubicon, Inc.

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