Ordered dictionary?

BW Glitch bwglitch at hotpop.com
Thu Jan 22 22:27:49 CET 2004

Leif K-Brooks wrote:

> I need to associate a string (key) with an integer (value). A dictionary 
> would do the job, except for the fact that it must be ordered. I also 
> need to look up the value for a specific key easily, so a list of tuples 
> wouldn't work.

A dictionary could be used. When you need to managed the items in order, 
what you would do is called dict.keys(), followed by a sort.

I don't know if this helps at all...



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