Sorting part of a list

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 14:07:54 CEST 2005


You can assign to a slice in place, but referencing a slice creates a
copy.

I think you understand it quite well :-)

a = ll[2:]
a.sort()
ll[2:] = a

To do a partial sort, in place, you'll have to subclass list - but
you'll still end up doing something similar unless you delve into C or
write your own sort algorithm in Python. Neither are recommended.

Best Regards,

Fuzzy
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