in reply to Re^2: Golf: reverse sort /etc/passwd by UID
in thread Golf: reverse sort /etc/passwd by UID

I'm not clear on how it sorts on a field in the text while at the same time appending the text to the field which is sorted. What am I missing here?

Tommy
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Comment on Re^3: Golf: reverse sort /etc/passwd by UID
Re^4: Golf: reverse sort /etc/passwd by UID
by choroba (Abbot) on Feb 07, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
    at the same time
    Nothing is happening at the same time. The steps shown by MidLifeXis are ordered (maybe <ol> would have been better than <ul>). First, the text is concatenated, then it is sorted.
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      maybe <ol> would have been better than <ul>
      Agreed, and changed.

      --MidLifeXis