min max from tuples in list

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 09:43:01 CET 2013


On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM, Robert Voigtländer
<r.voigtlaender at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow, thanks for the educating answer. I'll work through all the varaints.
> And yes, I meant keep it unsorted.
>
> As I read it, sorting may be required then if I don't want to use the slowest variant. I'll test them all.

Sorting would be slower than using the dictionary method. Much slower.
If you don't need to sort for any other reason, don't sort!

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