[Python-ideas] Adding a thin wrapper class around the functions in stdlib.heapq

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Nov 21 23:55:51 EST 2017

Chris Angelico wrote:
> So the question is more: why, with Python being the way it is, do the
> heap functions operate on a list? I think heapq.heapify is the answer:
> in linear time, it heapifies a list *in place*.

There's no reason a Heap object couldn't accomodate that
case. E.g. the constructor could optionally accept an
existing list to heapify and wrap.


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