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Sorting Lists of Dictionaries
Frequently you want to sort a list of dictionaries, based on some particular key.
There are many ways to do this. Here's the fastest way to do it, as it avoids using a custom comparison function, instead using builtin comparisons. This is the decorate-sort-undecorate pattern, or the Schwartzian transform if you're coming from Perl.
(The variable was named dict_ because dict is already a builtin.)