Why are there no ordered dictionaries?

Christoph Zwerschke cito at online.de
Sun Nov 20 13:47:05 CET 2005

This is probably a FAQ, but I dare to ask it nevertheless since I 
haven't found a satisfying answer yet: Why isn't there an "ordered 
dictionary" class at least in the standard list? Time and again I am 
missing that feature. Maybe there is something wrong with my programming 
style, but I rather think it is generally useful.

I fully agree with the following posting where somebody complains why so 
very basic and useful things are not part of the standard library:

Are there plans to get it into the standard lib sometime?

-- Christoph

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