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[REBOL] Re: Sorting non-REBOL data

From: gregg:pointillistic at: 1-Mar-2010 10:09

Hi Steven, SW> I have to create a text file of 49-byte records (lines) in a SW> fixed format, to create an interface between two systems. I build SW> it in memory and it looks like the sample below. SW> SW> 122998 720095 100109 00006000 3 ACH SW> 123472 541099 100109 00050216 1 201 SW> 123473 541099 100109 00047164 1 201 It's not clear from the doc string for SORT, but it won't treat a string as records made up of characters. But never fear, you can use PARSE/ALL x "^/" to split your string into a block of records (or just build it up that way initially), sort that block, and then rebuild the string or use WRITE/LINES to save it. -- Gregg