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Old 04-27-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
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Sorting a list of words in LISP!


how can i sort a list of WORDS in LISP?

(is there any function in LISP that is equivalent to C++'s strcmp?)
(can i get the ASCII code of a character in LISP?)

thank you
Old 05-01-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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ANSI Common Lisp has a sort function and a few string comparison functions.

(sort sequence predicate &key key)
(string< string1 string2 &key start1 end1 start2 end2)
(string> string1 string2 &key start1 end1 start2 end2)
(string-greaterp string1 string2 &key start1 end1 start2 end2)
(string-lessp string1 string2 &key start1 end1 start2 end2)
To sort a list of strings in ascending order try this:

(sort '("foo" "baz" "bar") #'string-lessp)


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