how to implement a queue-like container with sort function

Cameron Simpson cs at
Fri Nov 29 07:19:25 CET 2013

On 28Nov2013 18:04, iMath <redstone-cold at> wrote:
> All in all,I want to first fill the container, then sort it and process all the contents in it 


It sounds like an I/O buffer, in the sense that a block buffered
output stream does a write on buffer full.

Something like this:

  class Chunkifier:

    def __init__(self, size, process):
      self.size = size
      self.buffer = []

    def append(self, item):
      if len(self.buffer) >= self.size:
        self.buffer = []

    def extend(self, items):
      for item in items:

  def burp(items):
    for item in items:
      print item

  burper = Chunkifier(10, burp)
  burper.extend( (9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1) )

Totally untested, buyer beware, worth what you paid for it, etc...

Cameron Simpson <cs at>

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