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Hi Masters,

All i am trying to sort the dates which are in format YYYYMMDD format

#!/usr/bin/perl @dates = ('20130401', '20130501', '20130601'); @ordered = sort { &compare } @dates; sub compare { $a =~ /(\d{4})(\d{2})(\d{2})/; $c = $3 . $2 . $1; $b =~ /(\d{4})(\d{2})(\d{2})/; $c = $3 . $2 . $1; $c <=> $d; } print "@ordered\n";

The output which i got after executing the code

20130501 20130401 20130601

The exepected output is

20130501 20130401 20130601

Any solutions for this, thanks in advance

In reply to sorting dates in YYYYMMDD format by learner@perl

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