What's the neatest way of getting dictionary entries in a specified order?

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Thu Mar 9 03:45:11 EST 2017

On 08/03/2017 22:10, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
>> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 6:27 AM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
>>>>     dbcol['firstname'] = col('First Name', True, False)
>>>>     dbcol['lastname'] = col('Last Name', True, False)
>>> http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/
>> Yes, I'm well aware of these issues, but it's my personal address book
>> so I can avoid many/most of them.
> So you assume that you'll never meet someone from another culture?
> Okay. I'm pretty sure that counts as bigoted, but sure :)

Chris: I think that remark was uncalled for. You'd made a perfectly 
valid point about names not always working how we think. At that point, 
I think it's up to each person to decide their own approach based on 
their own knowledge of their own circumstances.


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