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> if I have an array with numbers and strings it will implicitly decide based on the type of $a and $b which comparison to apply?

It will decide for you if you don't explicitly direct it to do otherwise. By default, given a number and a string to compare, it will coerce the number to a string. But if both elements being compared are numbers it will compare them numerically. If you want to sort all numbers as strings, you must say so, eg by passing `~*` as the comparator.

> I'm not sure if \sorting by codepoint is\ sufficient to handle different standards. E.g. the telephone book in Germany has another sorting than the dictionaries.

Use instead of `sort`.

In reply to Re^5: Spoiled by Perl (sorting sugar) by raiph
in thread Spoiled by Perl by afoken

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