Access Hash in the same order that was created

I need to access to a Hash in the same order that It was created:

mh=Hash.new()
mh[“one”]=“1”
mh[“two”]=“2”
mh[“three”]=“3”
mh[“four”]=“4”

mh.each {|val|
puts val[0]
}

In this example I get:
three
two
one
four

and I would like to get:
one
two
three
four

is that possible?

Thanks

Mario R. wrote:

I need to access to a Hash in the same order that It was created:
is that possible?

Thanks

No.

On May 15, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Mario R. wrote:

}
three
four

is that possible?

Thanks

gem install orderedhash

mh = OrderedHash.new

etc.

a @ http://codeforpeople.com/

ara.t.howard wrote:

is that possible?

Hash preserves insertion order in Ruby 1.9

irb(main):026:0> RUBY_VERSION
=> “1.9.0”
irb(main):027:0> mh.each{|val| puts val[0]}
one
two
three
four

regards,
Tor Erik

On May 15, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Mario R. wrote:

is that possible?

forgot to mention - 1.9 does this by default now.

a @ http://codeforpeople.com/

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 01:22:56AM +0900, Mario R. wrote:

I need to access to a Hash in the same order that It was created:
[…]
is that possible?

First off, this is not a hash. Hashes are inherently unordered. Hashes
provide amortized O(1) insertion and retrieval of elements by key, and
that’s it. If you need an ordered set of pairs, use an array of arrays.
Yes, this is a pet peeve of mine.

There was an OrderedHash that someone wrote, but needing it is an
indication of a design problem. It has also been obsoleted by the
Dictionary in Ruby F.s.

One could argue that, like Java, there should be a standard Dictionary
interface that Hash implements, and that there should be another
implementation that preserves order without guaranteeing anything about
performance. That’s not how things stand right now.

Thanks
–Greg

}
three
four

is that possible?

The Hash doesn’t remember the order in which you put the values in.

If the order is important not easily reconstructable, you have to
store the keys in an Array.

mfg, simon … l

Thanks to everybody

mh[“two”]=“2”
one
four

and I would like to get:
one
two
three
four

is that possible?

No way with standard Hash, and it shouldn’t be really. You can use an
array instead of a hash, and Array#assoc to retrieve entries based on
keys.

Gennady.

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