Is numeric keys of Python's dictionary automatically sorted?

Ant antroy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 21:41:40 CET 2007


On Mar 7, 8:18 pm, "John" <rds1... at sh163.net> wrote:
...
> However, I am not sure whether it is always like this. Can anybody confirm
> my finding?

>From the standard library docs:

"Keys and values are listed in an arbitrary order which is non-random,
varies across Python implementations, and depends on the dictionary's
history of insertions and deletions."

i.e. the behaviour you have discovered is an implementation detail,
and could change in future versions.




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