[Tutor] improve the code

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Nov 1 19:07:21 CET 2011

On 01/11/11 14:33, Dave Angel wrote:

> Just use the sort() method of the list object. In particular, items()
> returns an unordered list, so it's ready to be sorted.
> for residues, numbers in new_dictionary.items().sort():

I don't think this would work since sort works in place. You would need 
to use sorted()

for residues, numbers in sorted(new_dictionary.items()):

And sorted() also works on the Set type object that items returns...

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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