copysort patch, was RE: [Python-Dev] inline sort option
jo at jan.csie.ntu.edu.tw
Tue Oct 28 20:42:47 EST 2003
Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> Okay, this is the last chance to come-up with a name other than
> Here are some alternatives:
> inlinesort() # immediately clear how it is different from sort()
> sortedcopy() # clear that it makes a copy and does a sort
> newsorted() # appropriate for a class method constructor
> I especially like the last one and all of them provide a distinction
> from list.sort().
How about adding a builtin function sort() which returns the sorted
version of the input list?
L.sort() # sort in-place
sort(L) # return sorted copy
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