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Re^3: Sorting Dates

by gjb (Vicar)
on Nov 24, 2005 at 11:11 UTC ( #511404=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Sorting Dates
in thread Sorting Dates

This doesn't sort the hash, it only converts the date from D/M/YYYY to YYYY/MM/DD so that it can be used as a key in your %datecount hash. This hash can be sorted the way you do it in your code fragment.

As to qw:

$ perldoc -f qw qw/STRING/ Generalized quotes. See "Regexp Quote-Like Operators" in perlop.
It returns a list of words without doing interpolation on them. It is just a convenient way of writing:
my @dates = ('5/7/2001' '3/10/2005' '1/1/1996' '2/1/1993');

Hope this helps, -gjb-

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