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

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  • 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.


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