[Python-Dev] heapq, min and max

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Oct 22 18:28:42 CEST 2008

Kristján Valur Jónsson wrote:
> Ok.  And sorry, I missed your part about heapq now having a c implementation.
> This is indeed good, I was misled by the presence of heapq.py.

Duplicate Python/C code will probably become more common.  Even if the 
Python is not used for prototyping (which I believe it was for heapq), 
it serves to document the intention of the C code and to be a ready to 
go version for non-C implementations.  And it can be used as a basis for 
modification by Pythoneers who want slightly different behavior.

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