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> I want more than simply sorting the keys. Based on the keys I have to look up something within the object based on which I can sort the keys. For this I have to access the object's variables. Currently I create a global variable called $sort_self and I set this manually before calling the user defined cmp function byvalue, but this seems very unelegant.

it is not very elegant, b/c - sorry - you are violating OOP and encapsulation.

The best design is to add a method %keys=$obj->sort_keys_by_val() which returns your keys.

No need to tunnel $self artificially cause $self will be the first argument.


the code for this method can be taken from here

Cheers Rolf

PS: Je suis Charlie!

In reply to Re^3: How can I access object data in a user defined sort cmp function? (OOP) by LanX
in thread How can I access object data in a user defined sort cmp function? by tkguifan

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