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Hi @rocks,

The sort function has two modes. One is numeric sort and the other is lexical sort. An example of each is below:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; my @array = ( 2, 5, 17, 1, 28, 30, 100, -1 ); my @array2 = ( 'x', 'v', 'z', 'p', 'a', 'b' ); my @array_sorted = (); my @array2_sorted = (); @array1_sorted = sort { $a <=> $b } @array; @array2_sorted = sort { $a cmp $b } @array2; print "@array1_sorted\n"; print "@array2_sorted\n"; __OUTPUT__ C:\perl>perl p5.pl -1 1 2 5 17 28 30 100 a b p v x z C:\perl>

Hope this helps,
-Katie.

In reply to Re: Changing Perl's sort Default by DigitalKitty
in thread Changing Perl's sort Default by @rocks

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