[Python-Dev] Proposal: add odict to collections

Armin Ronacher armin.ronacher at active-4.com
Sun Jun 15 07:34:45 CEST 2008

Guido van Rossum <guido <at> python.org> writes:

> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 4:57 PM, André Malo <nd <at> perlig.de> wrote:
> > I find this collection of cases pretty weak as an argument for implementing
> > that in the stdlib. A lot of special purpose types would fit into such
> > reasoning, but do you want to have all of them maintained here?
> No, but an ordered dict happens to be a *very* common thing to need,
> for a variety of reasons. So I'm +0.5 on adding this to the
> collections module. However someone needs to contribute working code.
> It would also be useful to verify that it actually fulfills the needs
> of some actual use case. Perhaps looking at how Django uses its
> version would be helpful.

I compared multiple ordered dicts now (including Babel, Django and the
C-implementation I mentioned earlier) and implemented a python version
of the ordered dict as reference implementation:



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