Sorting out sort

Christopher A. Craig com-nospam at
Mon Jan 6 15:39:10 CET 2003

mwilson at (Mel Wilson) writes:

>    But I'm not personally comfortable with hiding that big
> side effect inside an innocent-looking expression, even if
> cognoscenti have learned to raise a red flag anytime they see
> '.sort('.  There's already enough entry-level confusion with

I'm rather suprised you're willing to hide the time loss in such an
innocent looking expression.  If I have something that could take
several seconds to run, I'd really rather see it have its own line.

Christopher A. Craig <com-nospam at>
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