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

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• Subject: [mg75967] Re: Why Sort[{"AX", "!D", "EX"}] -> {"AX", "!D", "EX"} ?
• From: dimitris <dimmechan at yahoo.com>
• Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 03:38:53 -0400 (EDT)
• References: <f26nv5\$4cl\$1@smc.vnet.net>

```In fact ordering in Mathematica can be sometimes a puzzle!

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

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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