Re: Feature request: sort()
>>>digitect@... wrote:[arguments for and against]
>>>>Would it be a great effort to add a built-in sort() function to Vim?
Thanks for the discussion. A few final points from me...
* External !SORT in my instance is too bothersome because of the
terminal window that is raised by gVim.
* Perl, ruby, python... nice, but require these installed, which is
hidden bloat anyway. I can't count on this. (That's what I meant by
overhead, not speed--sorry for not being clear.)
I'm trying to build an abstracted heirarchical tree display method,
with content abstracted from display and indented, multiple nodes open
at a time. I need the speed (depending on the application) for column
sorts with large data sets without the above restraints.
Steve Hall [ digitect(at)mindspring.com ]