Unsorting(randomizing) a sequence

Dan Schmidt dfan at harmonixmusic.com
Thu Aug 19 16:04:46 CEST 1999


Ian Clarke <I.Clarke at strs.co.uk> writes:

| I did some timing tests using the code I have attached below, here are
| the results (in seconds) for sorting a list of 200 items 10 times:
| 
| Dan Schmidt's solution (using sort): 14.98
|
| def s1(list):
|     """Dan Schmidt's solution - (mis)using sort"""
|     def randomize(a,b):
|         return random.choice([-1, 0, 1])
|     list.sort(randomize)
|     return 

That was Jeremy Hylton's solution.  I just complained about it!

it's-libel-I-tell-you-ly y'rs,
Dan

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