Need a strange sort method...

Neil Cerutti horpner at
Mon Oct 16 21:20:44 CEST 2006

On 2006-10-16, Tim Chase <python.list at> wrote:
> If you need it in a flat list, rather than as a list of
> chunk_size lists (which are handy for iterating over in many
> cases), there are ways of obtaining it, such as the hackish
> >>> sum([a[i::chunk_size] for i in range(chunk_size)], [])
> [1, 4, 7, 10, 2, 5, 8, 3, 6, 9]
> There are likely good recipes for flattening a list.  I just
> happen not to have any at my fingertips.

Actually, there isn't a good recipe in Python for flattening a
list. They all come out tasting like Circus Peanuts (Turkish
Delight for you non-Yanks).

Neil Cerutti

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