how to use "heapq" module as a max-heap?

apollo supermonkey at
Sun Mar 29 10:48:53 CEST 2009

if the 'heapq' module supports user-defined comparasion, this problem will 
be much easier.

"Apollo" <tjuhzj at> 
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as we all known, in the standard module 'heapq',  we can easily get the 
smallest item from the heap. i.e. it's an implementation of min-heap.

my question is how to use 'heapq' to extract the biggest item from the heap? 
is it possible?

thanks  in advance.:) 

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