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

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 04:01:43 EST 2017


On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:45 PM, Tim Golden <mail at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
>> So you assume that you'll never meet someone from another culture?
>> Okay. I'm pretty sure that counts as bigoted, but sure :)
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> 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.

Yep. He's free to assume that not one of his friends will be from any
culture other than his own. It just happens to be a bigoted viewpoint.

I wonder, would people treat it differently if the address book took a
traditional binary view of gender, and required that everyone be
precisely "male" or "female"? Would that be called bigoted, or is it
perfectly reasonable to demand that all of your friends fit this?

ChrisA


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