should python have a sort list-map object in the std-lib?

Tim Henderson tim.tadh at
Mon Nov 28 07:00:36 CET 2005

ahh, i hadn't thought of using a proirity queue but that is the correct
solution most of the time, except i suppose when you have input that
causes you to excessively reheap which could be problematic.

i may still look into writing a general sorted map though, it could be
useful especially if there were and easy way to set the type of
functionality required with out resorting to several different types of

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