sorting on time and date

C. Abney cabney at
Tue Jul 25 09:29:56 CDT 2000

On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Alan Stewart wrote:

> On 24 Jul 00, at 19:05, C. Abney wrote:
> [snipped]
> > Has
> > your mind wandered as you typed this?
> > 
> > > @sorted = sort {$a <=> $b} @unsorted;
> > 
> > well that's just a plain old character based sort
> Wandering? Well, that's a plain old numeric sort. Without the {$a <=> $b} it's 
> a character (string) sort, which would work fine if the naming convention was
> yy-mm-dd-hh:mm (00-07-24-09:40).

ya got me... I had my mouth open on that one. <G> Though I'm not sure what
it is anymore if he tried applying it to an unmodified string... it prolly
won't work as advertised.

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up a real guy! -- Teddy                                               C. Abney


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