Sorted Returns List and Reversed Returns Iterator

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Fri Aug 22 05:35:55 CEST 2008


On Aug 22, 12:12 pm, "++imanshu" <himanshu.g... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>      Is there a reason why two similarly named functions Sorted and
> Reversed return different types of data or is it an accident.

You seem to have an interesting notion of "similarly named".
name0[-2:] == name1[-2:], perhaps? The two functions (eventually, in
the case of "reversed") return data in the order one would expect from
their names.

>>> x = [1, 3, 5, 2, 4, 6]
>>> sorted(x)
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
>>> reversed(x)
<listreverseiterator object at 0x00AA5550>
>>> list(reversed(x))
[6, 4, 2, 5, 3, 1]
>>>






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