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Re^11: Sort alphabetically from file

by james28909 (Deacon)
on Jun 20, 2019 at 13:26 UTC ( #11101629=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^10: Sort alphabetically from file
in thread Sort alphabetically from file

a wisdom seeker will forget some aspect of their input file format, someone will write some code for the sample data, and the OP will come back with "oh wait, actually this doesn't work for my real data, because my real data actually looks like this ...".

but how is that my fault for not being able to see their real data? this is the original problem. and it seems the blame has been placed squarely on my shoulders, when in fact noone in this thread really knows what the real data is... which is my point... WHY was it even brought up in a reply to me? the person who commented below or right after me seems to transform two columns worth of data into one. you should be having this conversation with them to be quite honest because i do not see the point of what seems to be arguing with you over this. i fixed my typo in the match case and i have went back and edited and re-edited my post/s and labeled the edits. and i made it clear as day that the code changes up the formatting (which more than likely doesnt even effect anything as severely as the reply below my original one). if there is anything further i can do for you just let me know.

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Re^12: Sort alphabetically from file
by haukex (Chancellor) on Jun 20, 2019 at 20:22 UTC
    but how is that my fault for not being able to see their real data?

    I think you misunderstood my point: By saying "the data put up in the OP was spoof data, to show us what their file is like. the supplied while loop and search/match case would work for either file format", you seemed to be saying that we can trust that the format shown in the OP is representative of the real data, when I just explained why we should be cautious. So I added yet another argument in addition to the first paragraph here.

    WHY was it even brought up in a reply to me?

    I explained that above.

    the blame has been placed squarely on my shoulders

    What? I've just been trying to explain why I objected to you saying you are sure your code won't corrupt the data, and why I disagree with the wording of some of your followup comments.

    if there is anything further i can do for you just let me know.

    I can only suggest going back and re-reading what I wrote, because I'm not sure my points are getting across. For now, I'm out.

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