copysort patch, was RE: [Python-Dev] inline sort option
mrussell at verio.net
Sat Oct 18 05:44:35 EDT 2003
On Sat, 2003-10-18 at 07:07, Brett C. wrote:
> I'm -1 as well. Lists do not need to grow a method for something that
> only replaces two lines of code that are not tricky in any form of the word.
And don't forget that the trivial function will sort any iterable, not
just lists. I think
for member in copysort(someset):
is better than
for member in list(someset).copysort():
I'm against list.copysort(), and for either leaving things unchanged or
adding copysort() as a builtin (especially if it can use the reference
count trick to avoid unnecessary copies).
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