Author r.david.murray
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Date 2010-09-23.01:04:30
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In fact, I find the proposed syntax *less* obvious than the slice syntax, for sorted.  IOW, I'd be -1 on adding these to sorted.  The potentially useful case is between

    l[a:b] = sorted(l[a:b})

vs

    l.sort(start=a, stop=b)

where the interesting bit is that the sort takes place in place (no memory copy).

I still find the slice syntax clearer :), and it's not clear that the savings of the memory copy for a few programs that use it is worth the added complexity for all other programs.  So I concur with Raymond's rejection.
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