[Python-Dev] Sort() returning sorted list
Guido van Rossum
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 01:26:17 -0400
> It would be nice to have, at times, sort() return the sorted list,
> but doing so could lead people to believe that returns a sorted copy of
> the list. What about if we could do "list.sort(returnAfterSorting = 1)"
> or something? It'd be nice if it were short and sweet, but it should
> be clear what it's doing too...
Nah, this is not provided precisely for the reason you give. You can
write your own utility easily enough:
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)