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

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Fri Mar 10 03:43:41 EST 2017

Erik <python at lucidity.plus.com> wrote:
> On 09/03/17 13:09, Chris Green wrote:
> > Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 03/08/2017 12:27 PM, Chris Green wrote:
> >>> I have a fairly simple application that populates a GUI window with
> >>> fields from a database table.  The fields are defined/configured by a
> >>> dictionary as follows:-
> >>
> >> Instead of ordering the data in Python, why not rely on the GUI to do
> >> the sort?  Most GUI's even have table widgets that let you click on the
> >> headings to sort arbitrarily.
> >>
> > How would it sort it?  The order I want is arbitrary, or at least not
> > alphabetical or anything, I just want the order to be the way I
> > listed it.
> To be fair to Michael, you did not state your required order in the 
> message that he replied to. You just kept saying "the order I want".
> If you're going to make people guess, don't chastise them for guessing 
> wrong :D
OK.  :-)

However how else can one describe an order which isn't 'sorted'? ...
other than as the order one wants?

Chris Green

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