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Re^3: Sort command equivalent in perlby BrowserUk (Pope)
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You're right. it wouldn't work for files greater than memory.
I thought it might for a while because of the in-place sort optimisation that came in somewhere in 5.8.x, that means that:
gets converted to sort \@ar; and sorts in place rather then copies the array to the stack and back.
But looking at the code, it doesn't work for tied arrays:
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