[Python-ideas] priorityqueue, sortedlist in collections?
jimjjewett at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 19:37:35 CET 2007
On 3/1/07, Adam Olsen <rhamph at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/1/07, Jason Orendorff <jason.orendorff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > class priorityqueue:
> Should inherit from object if this is going into 2.x.
> > def __init__(self, elements=(), *,
> > cmp=None, key=None, reversed=False)
> > def add(self, element)
> > def pop(self) --> remove and return the min element
> > def __iter__(self) --> (while self: yield self.pop())
> __iter__ shouldn't modify the container.
generators do not need to be reiterable.
lists are reiterable, but I wouldn't expect a socket (treated as a file) to be.
For a queue that is already sorted, the natural use case is to take
the task and do it, explicitly adding it back to the end if need be.
I would expect an operation that *didn't* remove things from the queue
to have view in the name somewhere.
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