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Re: Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism

 
 
Tim Chase
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      07-17-2012
On 07/17/12 12:24, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 7/17/2012 8:01 AM, Lipska the Kat wrote:
>> In bash this is laughably trivial
>>
>> sort -nr $1 | head -${2:-10}

>
> Won't sort work alphabetically and leave the following as is?
>
> 1\talpha
> 11\tbeta
> 2\tgamma


Only if Lipska had omitted the "-n" which tells sort to treat
numbers like numbers.

For Lipska, you'd want to look into the "csv" module for parsing the
file easily (specifying '\t' as the delimiter). You can then sort
and crop as-is, or you can use heapq.nsmallest()

-tkc



 
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