Sort with extra variables

Paul Rubin http
Sat Mar 3 01:46:05 CET 2007

Thomas Dybdahl Ahle <lobais at> writes:
> Do you mean that I add my moves something like this?
> from heapq import heappush, heappop
> heap = []
> for move in genAll():
>     heappush(heap, (-getMoveValue (board, table, ply, move), move))
> And then use heappop(heap) in the alphabeta loop?

Yes, something like that.  If you want to get, say, the five smallest
values in a list, heapq lets you do that without having to sort the
whole list.

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