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Good point. I like reverse sort {$a <=> $b} @unsorted for readability/maintenance.
I think I'd probably use it, but is it really true that it executes just as quickly?
Doesn't reverse have to re-evaluate the list given to it before executing?
This would mean are evaluating the contents of the unsorted list twice: once to perform an ascending sort and again to perform a reverse.

I do a lot of large batch database processing, and I'm fond of anything which is more efficient. If I had to execute the sort a few million times in a loop or give it an extremely large list such as all rows in my database, I could see the single sort approach being more efficient. Please let me know if I'm missing some, but in the meantime I'm off to use Benchmark to try this out.

In reply to Re^3: Predefined Sort by krusty
in thread Predefined Sort by k_grdn

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