[Tutor] set key to sort

Sander Sweers sander.sweers at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 11:23:56 CET 2009

On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 10:51, prasad rao <prasadaraon50 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got a problem sorting a list of lists.
> ml=
> [[112, 'p'], [114, 'r'], [97, 'a'], [115, 's'], [97, 'a'], [100, 'd'], [97,
> 'a'], [114, 'r'], [97, 'a'], [111, 'o']]
> sorted(ml,key=?)
> How can I formulate a key to sort based on the first element of each list.
> sorting list of lists might have been discussed in the resent past.

By default sort() will use the first value to sort so no key would be needed.


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