sorting list of complex numbers

Paul Rubin http
Thu Nov 20 03:39:27 CET 2008

Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> writes:
> >> Do your tuple destructuring in the first statement in your body and
> >> nothing will break.

Why get rid of a useful feature that unclutters code?

> > Unless you were using a lambda, which is quite useful as argument to
> > "sort".
> So write a separate def statement.
> If you do not want to do that, don't run with 3.0.

You are advising avoiding downgrading from 2.5 to 3.0, which is maybe
the best plan for some users under the circumstances, but some of us
normally expect a new major release to be an upgrade rather than a

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