sorting on keys in a list of dicts
jeff at ccvcorp.com
Fri Jan 7 16:15:13 EST 2005
Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Jeff Shannon wrote:
>> I suppose that your version has the virtue that, if the sortkey value
>> is equal, items retain the order that they were in the original list,
>> whereas my version will sort them into an essentially arbitrary order.
>> Is there anything else that I'm missing here?
> Stability in sorting is a property not to be sneezed at [...]
Agreed. I'd started typing before I realized that it'd provide a
stable sort, which pretty much answered my own question, but decided
to send it anyhow in case I'd missed anything else... :)
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