Author Alexander Oblovatniy
Recipients Alexander Oblovatniy
Date 2015-08-24.19:19:54
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Hi!

Current implementation of `patch.dict` spoils order of items in `collections.OrderedDict`, because it explicitly converts passed `values` to `dict` (https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/923527f560acd43d4cc11293060900e56c7cb39b/Lib/unittest/mock.py#L1559-L1560):

```python

# support any argument supported by dict(...) constructor
self.values = dict(values)
```

Most obvious way is to check if `values` is an instance of `dict`. If it's not, then we need to convert it to dict:

```python

if not isinstance(values, dict):
    values = dict(values)

self.values = values
```

This will work for `OrderedDict`, because it's a subclass of `dict`. But this will not work for `UserDict.UserDict`, `UserDict.DictMixin`, `collections.MutableMapping`, etc., because they do not subclass `dict`. So, better way is to less strict check and look if `values` implements `dict`-like interface, e.g.:

```python

if not hasattr(values, 'update'):
    values = dict(values)

self.values = values
```

Here is a question existence of what attrs to check.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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