Le lundi 17 août 2009 à 09:07 +0200, "Martin v. Löwis" a écrit :
Ok, that's also what the patch has proposed. I was puzzled when I read
because I expected it to mean
But that's itemgetter's fault, not compose's. Because itemgetter's obvious equivalent (the  operator) uses postfix notation, combining several itemgetters reverses the lexical order of appearance.
Besides, the argument order is similar to the one in the function composition notation in mathematics (which isn't really advanced stuff and should have been taught to every former scientific/technical student out there).