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Sorting by numbers

by kidd (Curate)
on Aug 14, 2002 at 18:45 UTC ( #190188=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
kidd has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have a bunch of data which I display sorting it out by numbers:

9 8 7 ... 3 2 1

I thought it worked fine...until I got to number 10...which displays just before 1....

I thought of adding 0 before the one digit numbers...but maybe there is a better way to achieve this...

10 9 8 ... 3 2 1


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Re: Sorting by numbers
by the_slycer (Chaplain) on Aug 14, 2002 at 18:52 UTC
    Sounds like you are doing just a sort list
    What you need is sort { $a <=> $b } list See the perlfunc manpage for sort
Re: Sorting by numbers
by mp (Deacon) on Aug 14, 2002 at 18:52 UTC
    From: perldoc -f sort

    # sort numerically ascending @articles = sort {$a <=> $b} @files;
      or to get them in the order he posted in: @a = sort { $b <=> $a } @list; =)


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