how to compare two strings?
brian at sweetapp.com
Tue Feb 12 09:23:44 CET 2002
>>> print cmp.__doc__
cmp(x, y) -> integer
Return negative if x<y, zero if x==y, positive if x>y.
> Is there any built-in function in Python for comparing two strings
> alphabetically? Something suitable for passing as the optional
> comparison function for the list "sort" method. I could code up
> something like
> def scmp(a,b):
> if a<b: return -1
> if b<a: return 1
> return 0
> but it's pretty ugly to need to do that. I've looked in the docs but
> don't see any obvious counterpart to perl's lozenge (<=>) operator.
> Is there one?
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