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Discussion on: How to Sort a List of Dictionaries in Python

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Jeremy Grifski Author • Edited

Define "better off." Using itemgetter is definitely another way to do it, but it's almost exactly the same as the lambda option. Likewise, I could have also written a function of my own to pass as the key.

Of course, I'm happy to add itemgetter as another option if you want.

EDIT: I added your example to the article.

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dmitrypolo

itemgetter is faster than using lambda specifically because all the operations are performed on the C side. I should have clarified when I made my response. Thanks for the shoutout!

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Jeremy Grifski Author • Edited

Thanks for the clarification! I wasn't aware of that. The article has been updated to include a note about performance.