how to implement a queue-like container with sort function

Cameron Simpson cs at
Tue Dec 3 22:19:39 CET 2013

On 04Dec2013 08:17, I wrote:
> On 02Dec2013 07:26, Ned Batchelder <ned at> wrote:
> > Actually, I had a long conversation in the #python IRC channel with
> > the OP at the same time he was posting the question here, and it
> > turns out he knows exactly how many entries are going into the
> > "queue", so a plain-old list is the best solution.  I don't know
> > quite where the idea of limiting the number of entries came from.
> For me, it was because he said "fill the queue" in the OP. I took
> that to imply that the queue had a capacity limit.

And then I check the source:-( He actually said "I want to a fixed
length list-like container". That still sounds like a limit to the
number of entries.

Cameron Simpson <cs at>

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