tradez has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Fellow Monks, I am having an issue with sorting an non-standard set of elements, a list of Software Levels for multiple elements in our network. The network Elements are in the format Major.Minor.Load(LoadVersion) and meet the regex

in formatting. It might just be a very long week, but I am having an issue finding the all ecompassing way to sort these. *NOTE the final \w* is a letter that may or may not be there (hence the *) and should be sorted in a
my @sort = sort($prevLoadVersion, $currLoadVersion); my $max = shift @sort;

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Cripples us leaves us maimed
Silent and tamed
And with our flesh and bones
He builds his homes"

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