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Re: $a <=> $b

by GrandFather (Sage)
on Oct 10, 2012 at 01:31 UTC ( #998106=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to $a <=> $b

roboticus answered the immediate question, but note that this is why you should avoid using $a and $b a general purpose variables: they are magical and should really only be used inside sort.

Note too that using sort without a {...} bit is like sort {$a cmp $b}. That is, sort's default is to do a string sort.

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