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That's a bit like asking "How should I drink?". It depends a great deal on what it is you are drinking!

First up:

  1. What does your data look like?
  2. How big is the file?
  3. How often does it need to be done?
  4. Is sort time important?
  5. Will the sorted data be reused in some fashion?

Actually, many of those are related to each other.

Because you were good and supplied some code, I'll show you some:

my @contents = sort <SOMELIST>; print @contents;

and because I'm kind I'll give you some hints:


DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel

In reply to Re: Sorting files you Have read by GrandFather
in thread Sorting files you Have read by brusimm

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    [tye]: Is it just me, or do most python things have terrible logging/errors?
    [LanX]: but but but ... the errors are nicely formatted!
    [tye]: 1) The python stack traces show you the names of variables, not the values of variables. Almost never informative.
    [LanX]: do you have a py job now?
    [tye]: Right now I have errors trying to fetch stuff from graphite. It says 'apps not ready, check startup logs'. I eventually find the startup logs and see 'no apps found'. Looking for fixes to this problem...
    [LanX]: no idea ... ask py monks! ;-p
    [tye]: it turns out that this can be caused by almost anything going wrong. If you want to know what caused the problem, you have to try to load each app by-hand to see what problems it is having, because none of those will be logged.
    [tye]: No, I write more Perl than py at work. But I have to deal with plenty of py things.
    [tye]: py monks would just be offended.

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