list.sort(cmpfunc) question

Joshua Marshall jmarshal at
Fri Mar 16 20:44:35 CET 2001

Darren New <dnew at> wrote:
> Fredrik Lundh wrote:
>> in other words, "recommended but not required"

> Even more strongly than "recommended", but rather "you better have a darn
> good reason and know every result of your change before you consider doing
> this." :-) It's like "Unix root accounts SHOULD have a hard-to-guess
> password."  It's possible to run UNIX with no root password, but you ought
> to have a good reason.

> And yes, there's an RFC defining what "SHOULD" and "MUST" and such mean. :-)

Of course, documentation is a very different thing than an RFC.

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