in reply to Re: intermix list of items
in thread intermix list of items

'gt' refers to the size of the string, running your example solution didn't seem to help. I was going for (and failed) non-equality of the substring means they are identical in sort order by using 'eq'.

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Re^3: intermix list of items
by pg (Canon) on Oct 10, 2004 at 17:30 UTC
    "'gt' refers to the size of the string"

    No. In your code, gt looks at "dictionary sequence".

    If string size/length is what you wanted, say length($str) expliciltly.

    use Data::Dumper; my @foo = ("abc", "bc"); print Dumper(sort bar1 @foo); print Dumper(sort bar2 @foo); sub bar1 { return $a gt $b; } sub bar2 { return length($a) gt length($b); }