From: Aahz on
[nitpicking one specific point]

In article <pan.2010.>,
Steven D'Aprano <steven(a)> wrote:
>On the other hand a cmp function is specific to sorting, and nothing
>but sorting.

Not quite. cmp() is useful any time you have an expensive comparison
operation and you need to take three different codepaths depending on
the comparison result. I don't know what the current code does, but I
used it in the first cut Decimal() class.
Aahz (aahz(a) <*>

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