FYI: ConfigParser, ordered options, PEP 372 and OrderedDict + big thank you
J.Fine at open.ac.uk
Tue Nov 17 17:59:44 CET 2009
A big thanks to Armin Ronacher and Raymond Hettinger for
PEP 372: Adding an ordered dictionary to collections
I'm using ConfigParser and I just assumed that the options in a section
were returned in the order they were given. In fact, I relied on this fact.
And then when I came to test the code it went wrong. After some anguish
I looked at ConfigParser and saw I could pass it a dict_type. So I
could fix the problem myself by writing an OrderDict. Which I duly
prototyped (in about an hour).
I then thought - maybe someone has been down this path before. A Google
search quickly led me to PEP 372 and hence to
So all that I want has been done already, and will be waiting for me
when I move to Python3.
So a big thank you is in order.
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