Remco Gerlich scarblac at
Wed Dec 6 08:55:14 EST 2000

Alfred <scj at> wrote in comp.lang.python:
> Hello world,
> I'm trying to sort a List of List, on the third col, but I don't find how to
> do this.

# 'L' is a list of lists with at least three elements.
# No error checking is done.

def cmp_lists(A, B):
   # Function that compares two lists by their third element
   return cmp(A[2], B[2])
sortedlist = L[:]          # Make a copy, may be unnecessary
sortedlist.sort(cmp_lists) # Sort it using the function cmp_lists

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