[Python-bugs-list] list.sort() with sort function (PR#131)
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 02:29:48 -0500
> I guess what turned off my search-usenet instincts is that I *knew*
> that it used to work that way... I even passed the example on to
> others to defend against temporary insanity.
list.sort() actually never worked that way, although before 1.5.2 it was
very likely to appear to work that way for relatively small lists. I
shudder to imagine how many people based results on not-really-sorted large
lists after seeing this "work" on small lists in interactive mode! I'm
delighted I broke it <wink>.
get-thee-up-and-sin-no-more-ly y'rs - tim