Python's simplicity philosophy

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at
Thu Nov 20 23:01:52 CET 2003

On 21 Nov 2003 08:50:14 +1050, Ben Finney wrote:
> On 20 Nov 2003 16:25:08 +0100, Curt wrote:
>> curty at einstein:~$ man uniq
>>        uniq - remove duplicate lines from a sorted file
> Your OS needs a better 'man uniq', since that description doesn't say
> what the expected behaviour is with unsorted input.  The GNU 'man uniq'
> doesn't mention sorted input, but applies to any input.

Bah, I spoke too soon; you're looking only at the 'NAME" section.  Read
the 'DESCRIPTION' section and I'll bet it's clear what happens on
unsorted input.

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