sorting on time and date

C. Abney cabney at
Mon Jul 24 21:05:03 CDT 2000

On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Steve Meier wrote:

> I am trying to sort some files. When I collect my data, I name the files
> mm/dd/yy-hh/mm. (e.g. 7-24-00-9:40). I am using the standard sort
> function to try to achieve my results:

That example does not look like it matches your naming convention at all.  Has
your mind wandered as you typed this?

> @sorted = sort {$a <=> $b} @unsorted;

well that's just a plain old character based sort, where you want to sort
by time. You want a schwartzian transform.

Didn't I post a little log sorting proggie awhile back?

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