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I'd like to point out a few short-comings with List::Compare:
  1. It stringifies almost everything. Specifically, it does not stringify get_bag(), but it does everything else. This means it will have serious problems working with references.
  2. It doesn't maintain order. This may not be important in many situations, but a "list" is inherently ordered. Set::Object has similar methods, and actually deals with the appropriate term. :-)
  3. It has a bug when dealing with lists of code-references without using the -u (unsorted) flag. Specifically, if the first element in your first list is a code-reference, sort will attempt to use it as the sorting method. Which means it's not in the list of things to sort, so it's lost from the bag.

I don't meant to indicate that it's a bad module. Perl lists are ... difficult to deal with. (Oh - it also doesn't deal with lists ... it deals with arrays. But, that's another nit.)

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In reply to Re: List::Compare by dragonchild
in thread List::Compare by McMahon

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