Sorting it out!
sortWith methods. We will take a quick look at them and then tackle an interesting memoization problem.
The sorted method uses natural ordering amongst the elements of the collection. Natural ordering well, seems natural.
For example, given the following numbers:
1, 11, 22, 2
The natural ordering would be:
1, 2, 11, 22
And the alphanumeric ordering would be:
1, 11, 2, 22
Alternatively, please see http://blog.codinghorror.com/sorting-for-humans-natural-sort-order/ for more on natural ordering.
sorted in action:
scala> import scala.util.Random import scala.util.Random scala> val list = List.fill(10)(Random.nextInt(100)) list: List[Int] = List(5, 49, 37, 56, 54, 64, 9, 85, 76, 28) scala> list.sorted ...
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