Table.sort

Available since: Gideros 2011.6
Class: table

Description

Sorts the elements of a table in-place (i.e. alter the table).

table.sort(table,comp)

A comparison function can be provided to customise the element sorting. The comparison function must return a boolean value specifying whether the first argument should be before the second argument in the sequence. The default behaviour is for the < comparison to be made. For example, the following behaves the same as no function being supplied:

> t = { 3,2,5,1,4 }
> table.sort(t)
> = table.concat(t, ", ")  -- display sorted values
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Parameters

table: (table) table to sort
comp: (function) comparison function returning bool comparison result optional