FAQ: Working with Lists in Python - Sorting Lists II

This community-built FAQ covers the “Sorting Lists II” exercise from the lesson “Working with Lists in Python”.

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3 posts were merged into an existing topic: What is the difference between sort() and sorted()?

If we copy a list, and only sort the copy, why are both sorted?

If you do the following:
games = [‘Portal’, ‘Minecraft’, ‘Pacman’, ‘Tetris’, ‘The Sims’, ‘Pokemon’]

games_sorted = games
games_sorted.sort()

print(games)
print(games_sorted)

Both games and games_sorted are sorted… this is not what I expected. Why did games sort as well?