Why are there no ordered dictionaries?

Christoph Zwerschke cito at online.de
Tue Nov 22 19:44:57 CET 2005


Fuzzyman schrieb:
> Of course ours is ordered *and* orderable ! You can explicitly alter
> the sequence attribute to change the ordering.

What I actually wanted to say is that there may be a confusion between a 
"sorted dictionary" (one where the keys are automatically sorted) and an 
"ordered dictionary" (where the keys are not automatically ordered, but 
have a certain order that is preserved). Those who suggested that the 
"sorted" function would be helpful probably thought of a "sorted 
dictionary" rather than an "ordered dictionary."

-- Christoph



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