NAME

Sort::Sub - Collection of sort subroutines

VERSION

This document describes version 0.110 of Sort::Sub (from Perl distribution Sort-Sub), released on 2018-01-15.

SYNOPSIS

 use Sort::Sub qw($naturally);

 my @sorted = sort $naturally ('track1.mp3', 'track10.mp3', 'track2.mp3', 'track1b.mp3', 'track1a.mp3');
 # => ('track1.mp3', 'track1a.mp3', 'track1b.mp3', 'track2.mp3', 'track10.mp3')

Request as subroutine:

 use Sort::Sub qw(naturally);

 my @sorted = sort {naturally} (...);

Request a reverse sort:

 use Sort::Sub qw($naturally<r>);

 my @sorted = sort $naturally (...);
 # => ('track10.mp3', 'track2.mp3', 'track1b.mp3', 'track1a.mp3', 'track1.mp3')

Request a case-insensitive sort:

 use Sort::Sub qw($naturally<i>);

 my @sorted = sort $naturally (...);

Request a case-insensitive, reverse sort:

 use Sort::Sub qw($naturally<ir>);

 my @sorted = sort $naturally ('track2.mp3', 'Track1.mp3', 'Track10.mp3');
 => ('Track10.mp3', 'track2.mp3', 'Track1.mp3')

Use with

DESCRIPTION

Sort::Sub and Sort::Sub::* are a convenient packaging of any kind of subroutine which you can use for sort().

To use Sort::Sub, you import a list of:

 ["$"]NAME [ "<" [i][r] ">" ]

Where NAME is actually searched under Sort::Sub::* namespace. For example:

 naturally

will attempt to load Sort::Sub::naturally module and call its gen_sorter subroutine.

You can either request a subroutine name like the above or a variable name (e.g. $naturally).

After the name, you can add some options, enclosed with angle brackets <>. There are some known options, e.g. i (for case-insensitive sort) or r (for reverse sort). Some examples:

 naturally<i>
 naturally<r>
 naturally<ri>

GUIDELINES FOR WRITING A SORT::SUB::* MODULE

The name should be in lowercase. It should be an adverb (e.g. naturally) or a phrase with words separated by underscore (_) and the phrase begins with by (e.g. by_num_and_non_num_parts).

The module must contain a gen_sorter subroutine. It will be called with:

 ($is_reverse, $is_ci)

Where $is_reserve will be set to true if user requests a reverse sort, and $is_ci will be set to true if user requests a case-insensitive sort. The subroutine should return a code reference.

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Sort-Sub.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Sort-Sub.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Sort-Sub

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2018, 2016, 2015 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.