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One problem is that if you write
\sub {<=>}
, the <=> doesn't receive any arguments (and doesn't even parse the way you want it to, because the parser expects a term, but finds an operator instead). So you have to write something like

sub { $_[0] <=> $_[1] }

instead. This code seems to work:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use 5.010; my $sort = 'hours'; # really comes from a switch my %map = ( # sorting map hours => [0, sub {$_[0] <=> $_[1]}], code => [1, sub {$_[0] cmp $_[1]}], name => [2, sub {$_[0] cmp $_[1]}], ); # example data my @records = ( [10, 'xyz232', 'secret project'], [ 5, 'foo123', 'world domination'], [ 7, 'bar666', 'have a beer'], ); my $elem = $map{$sort}[0]; my $sorter = $map{$sort}[1]; my @sorted = sort { $sorter->($a->[$elem], $b->[$elem]) } @records; say join "\t", @$_ for @sorted;

In reply to Re: Comparing spaceships (cmp and <=> as options) by moritz
in thread Comparing spaceships (cmp and <=> as options) by Random_Walk

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