|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^6: Bug in Sort::Fields?by cmv (Chaplain)
|on Jul 20, 2010 at 19:41 UTC||Need Help??|
This is an extremely interesting discussion for me, thanks for staying with it.
It seems that my perception is that the first field is not being treated the same, and I'm wishing it was.
I'm starting to understand that your perception is that it is being treated the same.
I offer this bit of code to try and show my perspective:
The field 1 sort is not sorted at all. We know why, we've been beating that poor horsie all afternoon.
The field 5 sort is sorted correctly. Only because field 1 didn't have any leading spaces in any of the lines.
What I'm hearing you say is "As long as there are no leading spaces in field 1, Sort::Fields will treat all fields the same way".
What I believe I'm saying is "If Sort::Fields can handle initial spaces in field 5, why does it handle initial spaces in field 1 differently?".
Is that a fair assessment?