[Python-ideas] `OrderedDict.sort`

Ram Rachum ram at rachum.com
Tue Sep 24 18:48:35 CEST 2013

My code* is *on PyPI, just not isolated to the OrderedDict improvements.
My OrderedDict improvements are here:


This is a big package with all my stuff.

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 7:37 PM, Andrew Barnert <abarnert at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Sep 24, 2013, at 9:19, Ram Rachum <ram at rachum.com> wrote:
> > If people here are opposed to allowing an implementation of
> `OrderedDict.sort` in the stdlib, I don't see a reason to waste my time
> putting an implementation on PyPI. What's that implementation going to help
> if you won't allow it anyway?
> Do you not see the benefit to ipython, numpy, requests, the various
> popular web frameworks, fancy collections like blist, tools like scrapy,
> etc. being a simple pip away? Why wouldn't the same be true for your module?
> A useful module on PyPI helps thousands of people who otherwise would have
> had to reproduce all the work themselves or settled for not having it. It
> also leads to de facto standard ways to do things, which makes it easier to
> communicate with devs on other projects. (Imagine trying to get help with
> "my custom multidimensional array class" or "a web scraper that I built
> from scratch" vs. numpy or scrapy.)
> Do you think your idea is so trivial that there really is no benefit in
> any of that?
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