# Sorted and change - shallow copy

• Sorted creates a shallow copy of the original list
• If the list elements are simple values that creates a copy

examples/lists/sorted_and_change.py
```planets = ["Mercury", "Venus", "Earth"]
other_planets = planets
sorted_planets = sorted(planets)
planets[0] = "Jupiter"
print(planets)
print(other_planets)
print(sorted_planets)

```

```['Jupiter', 'Venus', 'Earth']
['Jupiter', 'Venus', 'Earth']
['Earth', 'Mercury', 'Venus']

```
• If some of the elements are complex structures (list, dictionaries, etc.) then the internal structures are not copied.
• One can use copy.deepcopy to make sure the whole structure is separated, if that's needed.

examples/lists/sorted_and_change_deep.py
```planets = [
["Mercury", 1],
["Venus", 2],
["Earth", 3],
["Earth", 2]
]
other_planets = planets
sorted_planets = sorted(planets)
print(sorted_planets)

planets[0][1] = 100
print(planets)
print(other_planets)
print(sorted_planets)

```

```[['Earth', 2], ['Earth', 3], ['Mercury', 1], ['Venus', 2]]
[['Mercury', 100], ['Venus', 2], ['Earth', 3], ['Earth', 2]]
[['Mercury', 100], ['Venus', 2], ['Earth', 3], ['Earth', 2]]
[['Earth', 2], ['Earth', 3], ['Mercury', 100], ['Venus', 2]]

```