Python 3.0, rich comparisons and sorting order

Batista, Facundo FBatista at uniFON.com.ar
Tue Sep 21 20:14:02 CEST 2004


[Carlos Ribeiro]

#- Assume that you're implementing a spreadsheet like application in
#- Python. The user fills a column with arbitrary data, and asks for it
#- to be sorted. What is the sorting order? Excel, for instance, defines
#- an ordering (it's arbitrary, but it's deterministic).

You could also do that passing a function to sort().


#- sort() should work regardless of the list elements, and return a
#- reasonable result, even if not strictly correct in the numerical
#- sense.

Define "reasonable result" with different datatypes.

.	Facundo
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