[docs] Error in heapq documentation

Tristan Naumann tristan.naumann at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 19:24:34 CEST 2013

The current heapq documentation states that:

- heapq.nlargest(n, iterable[, key]) is "Equivalent to: sorted(iterable,
key=key, reverse=True)[:n]"

- heapq.nsmallest(n, iterable[, key]) is "Equivalent to: sorted(iterable,

However, this does not hold true when n = None. Specifically, heapq throws
an exception while slicing appears to produce a shallow copy of the sorted

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