[Python-ideas] Ordered storage of keyword arguments

Chris Rebert pyideas at rebertia.com
Thu Oct 28 10:38:09 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:13 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> I don't see much use in having the order of providing the
> keyword arguments in a function call always available.
> Perhaps there's a way to have this optionally, i.e. by
> allowing odicts to be passed in as keyword argument dict ?!
> Where I do see a real use is making the order of class
> attribute and method definition accessible in Python
> (without having to use meta-class hacks like e.g. Django's
> ORM does).

So, you want to make class bodies use (C-implemented) OrderedDicts by
default, thus rendering metaclass __prepare__() definitions for that
purpose ("meta-class hacks") superfluous?


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