sorting list of complex numbers

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Fri Nov 21 04:46:05 CET 2008

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 18:39:27 -0800, Paul Rubin wrote:

> 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?

Unfortunately, the people who find it useful are a minority. Most people 
don't care for it, and the Python dev team decided that the code they 
most wanted to unclutter was their own CPython implementation.

Personally, I'm with you on this one: it's a small step backwards. But 
only a *small* step. Whether it is outweighed by the steps forward, well, 
time will tell.


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