Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism

Lipska the Kat lipska at lipskathekat.com
Tue Jul 17 14:01:12 CEST 2012

On 17/07/12 09:45, Lipska the Kat wrote:
> Pythoners
> Python 2.7.3
> Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
> I've been taking a brief look at Python.


Well I've set myself a task.
I have a text file containing a list of stock items
each line contains the number in stock followed by a tab followed by the 
name of the item. I need to implement something that reads in the text 
file and outputs the stock list in ascending or descending order of 

Please note I am NOT asking for solutions.

In bash this is laughably trivial

sort -nr $1 | head -${2:-10}

Java is easy but long winded and takes a while to set up

C is ... well it's been a while but I'll get there

Python, well that's my current task. It will be interesting to compare 
the solutions for speed and ease of development and more importantly

> Lipska

Lipska the Kat: Troll hunter, Sandbox destroyer
and Farscape dreamer of Aeryn Sun.

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