no more comparisons

Alan Isaac aisaac at
Thu Mar 13 00:52:01 CET 2008

Paul Rubin wrote:

> The cmp option should not be removed.  However, requiring 

> it to be specified as a keyword parameter instead of just 

> passed as an unlabelled arg is fine. 

Sure; I would have no problem with that.

But that is not what is happening.

As for Carl's suggestion to use ``key``:
this is already possible when it is convenient,
but it is not always convenient.  (Even aside
from memory considerations.)

By the way, I even saw mention of even removing the

``cmp`` built-in.


Alan Isaac

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