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japhy's code is certainly very quick, Benchmarking about 43% better than anything I could come up with on short notice. The 'radix_sort' is obviously more efficient for this kind of application than the built in sort of Perl.

However, under Perl 5.6 + strict + '-w', the following change is required to avoid compilation errors:
sub IPsort { map inet_ntoa($_), IP_radix_sort map inet_aton($_), @_; }
The alternative code which Benchmarks in at #2, but has the advantage of simplicity:
sub byip { inet_ntoa($a) cmp inet_ntoa($b) } foreach (sort byip @ip_list) ...
BTW, I tested both with 100_000 random IP addresses by 10 runs (approx 86 to 150s per test).

In reply to Re: IP Address sorting by tadman
in thread IP Address sorting by japhy

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