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in reply to Sorting multi dimensional arrays

my $sample= [ [5,7,2], [9,4,8], [1,6,3] ]; my @widths= map 0+@$_, @$sample; my @sort= sort map @$_, @$sample; $sample= [ map { [ splice @sort, 0, $_ ] } @widths ];

But if you really wanted to not pull it apart to sort it:

use mapcar; my $sample= [ [5,7,2], [9,4,8], [1,6,3] ]; my @refs= sort {$$a cmp $$b} map \(@$_), @$sample; mapcar { my( $ref, $val )= @_; $$ref= $val; } \@refs, [ map $$_, @refs ];

Which requires that you grab my mapcar.

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