That's a bit like asking "How should I drink?". It depends a great deal on what it is you are drinking!
- What does your data look like?
- How big is the file?
- How often does it need to be done?
- Is sort time important?
- 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>;
and because I'm kind I'll give you some hints:
DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel
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