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Title: Python 3 tutorial has old information about dicts
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Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.0
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: georg.brandl Nosy List: benjamin.peterson, georg.brandl, mdcowles
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Created on 2008-12-14 04:06 by mdcowles, last changed 2008-12-14 15:09 by benjamin.peterson. This issue is now closed.

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msg77776 - (view) Author: Matthew Cowles (mdcowles) Date: 2008-12-14 04:06
[From a question sent to the python-help list.]

In the Python 3 tutorial at:

http://docs.python.org/3.0/tutorial/datastructures.html#dictionaries

it says:

The keys() method of a dictionary object returns a list of all the keys 
used in the dictionary, in arbitrary order if you want it sorted, just 
apply the sort() method to the list of keys

But in What's New in Python 3.0 at:

http://docs.python.org/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html

it says:

dict methods dict.keys(), dict.items() and dict.values() return “views” 
instead of lists. For example, this no longer works: k = d.keys(); 
k.sort(). Use k = sorted(d) instead

I expect that it's just a matter of updating the tutorial.
msg77800 - (view) Author: Benjamin Peterson (benjamin.peterson) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-12-14 15:09
Thanks! Fixed in r67755.
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