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When serializing a PSBT (BIP-174, Partially Signed Bitcoin Transaction), I cannot find any information if the keys should be ordered when serializing the PSBT?

Under the "Test Vectors" section for the BIP-174 in the last example it is only mentioned that:

A combiner which orders keys lexicographically must produce the following PSBT[...]

But it does nowhere say that it is mandatory to order the keys. What is expected?

I am implementing test cases for a PSBT library and would like to know this to decide if I should compare the serialized PSBTs (where ordering does matter) or the objects themselves (regardless of ordering of keys).

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There is no mandatory ordering. If you assume your parser is correct, then it is fine to compare the objects themselves. However, to be sure everything is correct, I would suggest that you compare the serialized PSBTs themselves.

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