[Python-ideas] OrderedDict.peekitem()

Paul Sokolovsky pmiscml at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 17:38:29 CEST 2015


On Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:39:58 -0700
Kale Kundert <kale at thekunderts.net> wrote:

> Today I was trying to use collections.OrderedDict to manage a LIFO
> queue, and I was surprised to realize that OrderedDict doesn't
> provide a way to look at its first or last item.  There is an
> OrderedDict.popitem() method, which removes and returns either the
> first or last item, but it's not hard to imagine cases where you
> would want to see what's on the queue without popping it right away.

What's wrong with using list, collections.Deque, heapq to manage a LIFO

Best regards,
 Paul                          mailto:pmiscml at gmail.com

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