sort bug

Craig Newman craig at
Thu Sep 7 11:46:38 EDT 2023


If you remove the “numeric” the result is “2,3,4,6,a”.

To me this implies that ASCII values are used as the sortKey. But that begs the issue why, as in your post, with “numeric” included, the “a” appears first. What makes the “a” a lower "numeric" value than “2”?


> On Sep 7, 2023, at 11:19 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> put "4,2,a,3,6" into tList;sort items of tList numeric ascending;put tList

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