Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: Why Does Hash Apparently Reorder Its Internal Representation And  Other Associated Ponderings"
>     on Mon, 21 Aug 2006 16:37:00 +0900, Hal Fulton <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> writes:
>
> |Personally I favor introducing an ordered hash of some form into Ruby.
> |Other people don't. Many want the original Hash kept as it is for speed
> |(though I am still unconvinced that merely keeping a sequence number
> |along with each key would impact speed dramatically).
>
> I am open to introduce order into 1.9 Hash, as long as we can
> accomplish reasonable performance.

Ruby is already slow enough.  Those who are griping should be
using association lists.