SORT by length

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 18:36:25 EDT 2017


Thanks: that looks remarkably simple.

I suppose the "trick" is knowing which word to look up in the Dictionary ;-)

Richmond.

On 8/8/17 1:29 am, Jerry Jensen via use-livecode wrote:
>  From the dictionary entry for “sort”:
> If you don't specify a direction, the sort is ascending.
> One of the following items:
> 	• ascending -sorts in ascending order
> 	• descending -sorts in descending order
>
>> On Aug 7, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> I have a listField containing a number of words which I want to order so the longest comes
>> first . . .
>>
>> doing this:
>>
>> sort lines of fld "myGuff" by length(each)
>>
>> sorts the words, but the shortest one comes first…
>
>
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