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Id: 77627
Status: open
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Queue: Sort-Naturally

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: SREZIC [...]
Cc: srezic [...]
tsibley [...]

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  • 1.03
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Subject: Wrong sorting of negative or float numbers
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See the attached test script. It seems that negative integers are not compared correctly, and some float numbers also not. Maybe it would help here if instead of using regexps to check if a value is a number the function Scalar::Util::looks_like_number is used instead? Regards, Slaven
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#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Test::More 'no_plan'; use Sort::Naturally 'ncmp'; diag "Sort::Natually $Sort::Naturally::VERSION"; sub testcmp ($$$) { my($got, $expected, $testname) = @_; local $Test::Builder::Level = $Test::Builder::Level + 1; is ncmp($got,$expected), ($got <=> $expected), $testname; } testcmp 1, 2, 'ncmp with positive integers'; testcmp -1, 2, 'ncmp with mixed integers'; testcmp 1, -2, 'ncmp with mixed integers'; testcmp -1, -2, 'ncmp with negative integers'; testcmp 0.8, 0.085, 'ncmp with positive floats'; testcmp 0.085, 0.8, 'ncmp with positive floats'; testcmp -0.8, 0.085, 'ncmp with mixed floats'; testcmp 0.085, -0.8, 'ncmp with mixed floats'; testcmp -0.8, -0.085, 'ncmp with negative floats'; testcmp -0.085, -0.8, 'ncmp with negative floats'; __END__
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On Tue Jun 05 03:13:31 2012, SREZIC wrote: Show quoted text
> See the attached test script. It seems that negative integers are not > compared correctly, and some float numbers also not.
I, too, would like to see negatives and floats supported, but that they are not is documented in the description of the sort routine in the module's POD: · I define "numeric substring" just as sequences matching m/\d+/ -- scientific notation, commas, decimals, etc., are not seen. If your data has thousands separators in numbers ("20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" or "20.000 lieues sous les mers"), consider stripping them before feeding them to "nsort" or "ncmp". I suspect changing it is not in the cards for this module, though I'd certainly like to see support for it!

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