>>>>> "David" == David Nicol <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: David> Phooey. I had thought there was a consensus in favor of the David> sortedness thing. Actually, I only use that as a straw man whenever someone asks me what sort does in a scalar context. I never thought through how useful it would be. Amazingly, you implemented code to do that. :) In fact, I can't think of when I *ever* would have used that feature. :) The other strawman I use is "sort in a scalar context might just play Nethack". Can you implement that instead? -- Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777 0095 <email@example.com> <URL:http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/> Perl/Unix/security consulting, Technical writing, Comedy, etc. etc. See PerlTraining.Stonehenge.com for onsite and open-enrollment Perl training!