keyword argument for min/max

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at
Tue Nov 30 19:02:25 CET 2004

Steven Bethard wrote:
> So I've been playing around with trying to add a keyword argument to min 
> and max that works similarly to the one for sorted.  It wasn't too hard 
> actually, but it does raise a few questions about proper handling of 
> keyword arguments.

Sorry to reply to my own post, but I thought of another question about 
adding this feature.  Should the following work?

.>>> max((2, 'a'), (1, 'b'), key=operator.itemgetter(1))

That is, should you be able to specify a 'key' argument as a keyword 
parameter after a list of positional arguments (to be min/maxed).


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