Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Are you trying to sort in descending order?

If so, you have a couple of choices. One, you can use a custom sort routine, eg:

my @SortedArray = sort { $b cmp $a } @PassedArray;

...or two, you can reverse the output of sort:

my @SortedArray = reverse sort @PassedArray;

The point I'm making is that reverse will act upon the sorted list. The way you have it, sort is acting upon a reversed list, which is incorrect. I hope I'm not missing your point. :) If that's not what you're asking, please clarify.

By the way, this isn't C++98 (vector.push_back()), you can populate your @TaR array like this: @TaR = ( 8, 2, 5, 4, 5, 6, 1, 8 ); ... and STDOUT is the default for print, so you don't usually need to explicitly mention it.


In reply to Re: reverse sort arrays in subroutines by davido
in thread reverse sort arrays in subroutines by JockoHelios

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others examining the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2017-11-20 02:22 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?
      In order to be able to say "I know Perl", you must have:

      Results (283 votes). Check out past polls.