Ordered Dictionaries? Trees?

Simon B. brunns at my-deja.com
Fri Sep 22 14:48:35 CEST 2000


In article <20000904.133113.2838 at Jeremy.cerebralmaelstrom.com>,
  stephen at cerebralmaelstrom.com wrote:
> I need a Dictionary who's order is perdictable and/or settable; e.g.
> FIFO/LILO... For instance, if I do: dict['A'] = 1, dict['C'] = 2, dict
['B'] = 3,
> then dict.keys() would return ('A','C','B'), always. :)
>
> Each value would prolly be another one of these dictionaries, so what
> i'd be doing is setting up a tree-structure. What's the best way to
do this,
> that isn't tooooooo terribly slow? Speed isn't urgent, but hey, i'd
rather
> it not become a negative later on as things expand.

This might be worth a look:
<http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/lang/python/skiplist.html>.

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