[Python-ideas] a sorting protocol dunder method?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Mon Dec 4 07:25:57 EST 2017

On Mon, Dec 04, 2017 at 08:45:55AM +0200, Serhiy Storchaka wrote:

> But the idea of the class decorator looks more sane to me.

The purpose of __key__ is to define a key function (not a comparison 
operator) for classes that aren't orderable and don't have __lt__.

If you're going to then go ahead and define __lt__ and the other 
comparison operators, there's no point to __key__.


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