Posted Apr 12, 2012 20:50 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: Fixing tests
Parent article: Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3 security release
Why, OrderedDicts didn't exist when I began coding eLyXer (and Python in general). Even if they had, they are new in Python 3.1 and I am still using Python 2. And I wanted to maintain compatibility back to Python 2.4 (Debian oldstable at the time), now back to Python 2.5.
Also, I did not know that I might eventually need insertion order at the time. I am guessing that also pure inertia might have played a role, although if OrderedDicts keep the same interface (and it appears that they do) that would make the switch quite painless. So I have at least three good reasons and two good excuses :)
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