[Tutor] Sorting specific files by modification date
kent37 at tds.net
Tue Nov 6 04:41:34 CET 2007
> Thanks Kent, thats just what I needed, but got stuck in a single mode of
> thought trying to do it inline, didn't even think of adding a separate
> function since the program seemed 'too simple'.
You can always use a lambda if you like that style:
newest = max(first_files, key=lambda f: os.stat(f).st_mtime)
I would probably write it that way myself, I used the def cuz I think it
is a bit easier to understand.
> On 11/5/07, *Kent Johnson* <kent37 at tds.net <mailto:kent37 at tds.net>> wrote:
> def fileTime(f):
> return os.stat(f).st_mtime
> newest = max(first_files, key=fileTime)
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