TopSort in Python?

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at vrplumber.com
Sun Jan 20 16:48:12 CET 2008


Paddy wrote:
...
> I searched for dependancy sort, and later dependency sort (cos I
> couldn't spell). I had convinced that I was using the right term and
> was flummoxed by the lack of hits. Even today the term topological
> sort means far less than what it describes: sorting items based on
> their interdependencies.
>   
"dependency sort python" typed into Google today gives a post pointing
to http://www.vrplumber.com/programming/ (which has Tim and my
algorithms (toposort.py)) as the second link... vagaries of Google I
suppose.
> Is this a case of something being named after its mathematical/
> technical description and so obscuring its wider practical use cases?
>   
Could be, I tried to make sure that the word dependency was in the
description on the download page (since I had the same problem starting
out (I implemented the algorithm before I knew the name IIRC)).
> P.S. we have revived a thread started in 1999!
>   
For some of us 1999 is well into our Pythonic life-cycle :)

Have fun,
Mike

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