Help understanding the decisions *behind* python?

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Mon Jul 20 19:41:16 EDT 2009

>>>>> Paul Moore <p.f.moore at> (PM) wrote:

>PM> 2009/7/20 Chris Rebert <clp2 at>:
>>> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Piet van Oostrum<piet at> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> x = [2,1,3]
>>>>>>>>> print sorted(x)[0]
>DB> 3
>>>> What kind of Python produces that?
>>> Assuming you're referring to the latter example, it was added in version 2.4
>>> If you meant the former example, I think that's purely pseudo-Python.

>PM> I think he was referring to the fact that the result should be 1, not 3.

The underlying thought was that you should copy and paste examples from
a real Python interpreter.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
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