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

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  • Subject: [mg76018] Re: [mg75962] Re: Why Sort[{"AX", "!D", "EX"}] -> {"AX", "!D", "EX"}
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 04:42:51 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <f26nv5$4cl$1@smc.vnet.net> <200705140736.DAA22881@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

I don't see that the docs there explain the behavior.

dimitris wrote:
> FrontEndExecute[{HelpBrowserLookup["MainBook", "A.3.9"]}]
> 
> Dimitris
> 
> =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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