Re: -> {"AX", "!D", "EX"}

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg76074] Re: -> {"AX", "!D", "EX"}*From*: Szabolcs <szhorvat at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 16 May 2007 05:18:08 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: University of Bergen*References*: <f26nv5$4cl$1@smc.vnet.net> <200705140753.DAA23316@smc.vnet.net> <f2btqs$igu$1@smc.vnet.net>

Murray Eisenberg wrote: > The docs cited DO seem to say how strings are ordered: "as they would be > in a dictionary....". Well, "as they would be in a dictionary" is a bit fuzzy, especially if the dictionary contains anything else than English words ... Some programs even sort differently based on the language settings of your operating system, and they do not always use single latin letters as atoms. Anyway, I am really curious about what motivated this decision about sorting. I hope that someone from WRI will explain it.

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: -> {"AX", "!D", "EX"}***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>

**References**:**Re: Why Sort[{"AX", "!D", "EX"}] -> {"AX", "!D", "EX"} ?***From:*Szabolcs <szhorvat@gmail.com>