sorting a list of lists

Stefan Behnel stefan.behnel-n05pAM at
Mon Aug 27 20:29:59 CEST 2007

iapain wrote:
>> i would like to sort a list of lists. The list is first sorted on the
>> second item in the sub-lists (which I can do), then on the third item
>> (which I can't).
> Write a comparator instead of dirty hacks
> mylistoflist.sort(mycomparator)
> def mycomparator(a, b):
>   #do

Taking advantage of stable sorting is totally not a hack. The OP just tried
the two sorting steps in the wrong order.


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