> Le 9 janv. 2018 à 08:06, Gwendal Roué via swift-evolution 
> <swift-evolution@swift.org> a écrit :
>> Le 9 janv. 2018 à 06:40, Nevin Brackett-Rozinsky via swift-evolution 
>> <swift-evolution@swift.org <mailto:swift-evolution@swift.org>> a écrit :
>> The ulterior question of whether preserving “DictionaryLiteral” is 
>> worthwhile, is apparently out of scope. Personally, I have a hard time 
>> imagining a compelling use-case outside of the standard library, and I doubt 
>> it’s being used “in the wild” (I checked several projects in the 
>> source-compatibility suite and found zero occurrences).
> DictionaryLiteral is worthwhile. The SQLite library GRDB uses 
> DictionaryLiteral in order to build database rows (which may have duplicated 
> column names, and whose column ordering is important). This is mostly useful 
> for tests:
>     let row = try Row.fetchOne(db, "SELECT 1 AS a, 2 AS a")!
>     XCTAssertEqual(row, ["a": 1, "a": 2])
> Gwendal

Chris Lattner's wrote:

> why is maintaining duplicate keys a feature?

> Since it is immutable, why not sort the keys in the initializer, allowing an 
> efficient binary search to look up values?

I really wish both duplicated keys and key ordering would be preserved, since 
both are needed for the above sample code.

Should those features be lost, the sky wouldn't fall, that's sure. But we'd 
have to write something much less easy to wrote and read:

        XCTAssertEqual(row.map { $0 }, [("a", 1), ("a", 2)])


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