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

In fact ordering in Mathematica can be sometimes a puzzle!

See for example here a thread that began by a similar question of


=CF/=C7 Philipp =DD=E3=F1=E1=F8=E5:
> 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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