question about dictionaries

Brett Hoerner bretthoerner at
Thu Jan 19 20:04:38 EST 2006

Chris wrote:
> Is there a way to stop this behavior? I want to process this dictionary
> in the order it's in, element by element. I'm running Python 2.3, if
> that helps.

As said previously, you either want a list (which are ordered), or an
ordered-dictionary (not a Python native type, see

dict datatypes do not maintain any specific order and aren't really
meant to, they're just handy, 'fast' hash lookups.


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