"Dumb question" time

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Jul 26 12:11:38 EDT 2005

jbv wrote:
> OK guys, it's "dumb question" time...
> I have a few buttons; when clicking on one of them,
> users trigger complex sorts in globals.
> a sporadic bug occurs (quite rare and impossible to
> reproduce, so far) : the sort doesn't execute well
> and the content of 1 of the globals isn't consistent
> anymore...

The only issue I've ever seen with the sort command turned out to be 
documented:  the string library used for it requires that none of the 
lines exceeds 64k (65,535 characters).  When sorting lines in which one 
or more is longer than 64k the results will be unpredictable and likely 
confusing.  I know, I've seen 'em -- sure confused the heck out of me 
until I learned this limit. :)

  Richard Gaskin
  Managing Editor, revJournal
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