changing order of hash

I've got a constant of difficulty levels in my 'Tutorial' model
which is a hash of

DIFFICULTIES = {"Beginner" => 1, "Intermediate" => 2, "Advanced" => 3}

However when I pass it to my options_for_select helper they appear
in a completely different order. Is there any way to keep them in the
correct order?

Hashes are unordered (at least in ruby 1.8). As far as
options_for_select is concerned you can use something like
[['Beginner', 1], ...]

Also is this the best way to keep a small list like this that isn't related to a database table?

constant in the tutorial model sounds fine to me.


Can't you use .sort Method or switch to Ruby 1.9? Here a tip from Ezra Z.