very good reasons?
g2 at seebelow.org
Sat Sep 30 00:17:20 CEST 2000
In article <wkaecrf2ef.fsf at turangalila.harmonixmusic.com>, Dan says...
>Grant Griffin <g2 at seebelow.org> writes:
>| I would have expected sort and reverse to return the list in
>| question, but instead they return None.
>sort and reverse return None so you don't get fooled into thinking
>that they don't modify the list you passed in as an argument.
>If you could write
> sorted_arr = arr.sort()
>then people might get surprised that arr changed.
Well, I had thought of that, but it didn't really seem compelling to me: I can't
find anything in Tim's "Python Philosophy"* that it specifically violates.
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