Why are there no ordered dictionaries?

Christoph Zwerschke cito at online.de
Wed Nov 23 23:39:22 CET 2005


Carsten Haese schrieb:

> Thus quoth the Zen of Python:
> "Explicit is better than implicit."
> "In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess."
> 
> With those in mind, since an odict behaves mostly like a dictionary, []
> should always refer to keys. An odict implementation that wants to allow
> access by numeric index should provide explicitly named methods for that
> purpose.

Exactly. But I don't think in this case such methods would be needed. 
You easily get the i-th value in the ordered dict as d.values()[i].

-- Chris





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