sorting ascending/descending with operator.attrgetter

Patrick Maupin pmaupin at
Thu Apr 1 01:07:37 EDT 2010

On Mar 31, 11:40 pm, Steven D'Aprano
<ste... at> wrote:

> By the way, why are we acting as if seeking accuracy and truth is a bad
> thing?

I don't think anybody is acting like that is a bad thing.  It's all
how you choose to interpret things.

> Personally, if I were interviewing job applicants, one of the things I'd
> like to know is how well they react to criticism. This especially applies
> to technical and programming roles. I've managed thin-skinned prima
> donnas who spit the dummy if someone dares point out they made a mistake,
> and so long as I'm involved in the hiring process I won't be doing so
> again. Give me a pedantic, technically precise, obnoxiously *correct*
> coder over a sloppy one any time.

It's interesting you should mention this.  In my experience, the best
coders accept criticism well, and aren't usually very critical
themselves, except when asked to be.  Also, they are usually capable
of reading between the lines and discerning and appropriately reacting
to subtle behavioral criticism, not just technical criticism.  But
then, I have the best boss and group of co-workers in the world, so
what would I know?


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