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Re^2: String sorting in Perl

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Jun 04, 2014 at 17:38 UTC ( [id://1088695] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: String sorting in Perl
in thread String sorting in Perl

Laurent_R,
And you're done.

It appears the OP is interested in getting the values out in descending order (sorted).

for my $line (sort {$count_hash{$b} <=> $count_hash{$a}} keys %count_h +ash) { print "$line $count_hash{$line}\n"; }

Cheers - L~R

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Re^3: String sorting in Perl
by Laurent_R (Canon) on Jun 04, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
    Yes, Limbic~Region, you're right ++, that's why I updated the post immediately after I posted it, but you saw it before I posted the change. Having said that, my understanding on how the sort should be carried out is not exactly the same as yours (I explained it in my update).
      Laurent_R,
      The code should get the counts, order them with the highest counts first, then move to the next value.

      I didn't see anything that implied shorter strings should come first but I agree that "move to the next value" is fairly ambiguous.

      Cheers - L~R