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Why Sort[{"AX", "!D", "EX"}] -> {"AX", "!D", "EX"} ?

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  • Subject: [mg75920] Why Sort[{"AX", "!D", "EX"}] -> {"AX", "!D", "EX"} ?
  • From: Philipp <Philipp.M.O at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 05:51:02 -0400 (EDT)

Would anybody explain to me the Mathematica (5.2) canonical order.
Specifically, why

In[]:=   Sort[{"AX", "!D", "EX"}]
Out[]=   {"AX", "!D", "EX"}

while,

In[]:=   Sort[{"A", "!", "E"}]
Out[]=   {"!", "A", "E"}

Is this a bug???

Cheers,

Philipp.



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