Incomparable abominations (was: python-dev Summary)

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) me at privacy.net
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
version.

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg





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