[Python-Dev] list.sorted()

Ronald Oussoren oussoren at cistron.nl
Sun Dec 7 00:35:22 EST 2003

On 6 dec 2003, at 21:54, Raymond Hettinger wrote:

> The two disadvantages of having it as a classmethod are the mandatory
> list dot prefix and that it is confusing when called with an existing
> list:
>   [f(elem, arg) for elem in [3,2,1].sorted(anotherseq)]

The latter problem is a generic problem of class methods, e.g. 
someDict.fromKeys(seq). One way to fix this would be to make sure that 
class methods are no longer accessible through instances.


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