New Ordered Dictionery to Criticise
fuzzyman at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 10:27:02 CET 2005
Christoph Zwerschke wrote:
> Fuzzyman wrote:
> > Sorry for this hurried message - I've done a new implementation of out
> > ordered dict. This comes out of the discussion on this newsgroup (see
> > blog entry for link to archive of discussion).
> Thanks. I'll try to check it out and put my oar in over the next
Someone has commented on my blog that passing lists to ``keys``,
``values``, and ``items`` to assign to them "smells funny".
They've suggested new methods ``setkeys``, ``setitems``, ``setvalues``
instead. Any opinions ?
> One thing I already noticed: str() and repr() both output the
> OrderedDict as if it was an ordinary dictionary. For str() this may be
> acceptable, but repr() should output "a valid Python expression that
> could be used to recreate an object with the same value".
Yup. If you look in the code, there is already a commented out version
of ``__repr__`` that does this.
*Unfortunately*, it means changing *all* the doctests - so it will have
to wait until one of us can be bothered. :-)
It will happen in the course of time I guess.
All the best,
> -- Christoph
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