replacing __dict__ with an OrderedDict

Ethan Furman ethan at
Fri Jan 6 09:13:43 EST 2012

Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> Hi!
> The topic explains pretty much what I'm trying to do under Python 
> 2.7[1]. The reason for this is that I want dir(SomeType) to show the 
> attributes in the order of their declaration. This in turn should 
> hopefully make unittest execute my tests in the order of their 
> declaration[2], so that the output becomes more readable and structured, 
> just as my test code (hopefully) is.

I believe unittest executes tests in alphabetical order, but it does not 
display them in the same order when it prints error/fail results.


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