[Python-Dev] Accumulation module

Bernhard Herzog bh at intevation.de
Tue Jan 13 15:06:54 EST 2004

"Raymond Hettinger" <raymond.hettinger at verizon.net> writes:

> nlargest(iterable, n=1)
> nsmallest(iterable, n=1)
>  Note, heapq is used for both (I use
> operator.neg to swap between largest and smallest).

Does that mean nlargest/nsmallest only work for numbers?  I think it
might be useful for e.g. strings too.


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