Incomparable abominations (was: python-dev Summary)

Greg Ewing (using me at
Thu Mar 20 00:11:58 CET 2003

David Mertz, Ph.D. wrote:
> I want the ability to perform a total ordering on
> Python objects, at least within a sort.

In a recent discussion on python-dev, Guido has expressed
favourable thoughts on introducing a before(x,y) operation
for arbitrary ordering. So there is hope that we may get
back the ability to sort arbitrary lists in some future

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand

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