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Sort out those arrays: Avisoft provides a fast solution

By Chris Williams. Published: 14th Nov 23:03:57 | Permalink | Printable

Martin Avisoft, writer of many RISC OS software development aids, has updated his ARMsort software to version 3.15.
This newest release can handle:

  • Much easier and many more facilities than OS_HeapSort for array sorting.
  • Easy *Sort command for use of all facilities eg *Sort Form$(e) Surname$(1i) Firstname$(2i)
  • Will sort Multiple dimension arrays as well as Single dimension.
  • Sorts Ascending by default, or optionally Descending.
  • Handles variable length strings, which may contain any hex value.
  • Optional sort of lower case string characters as upper case.
  • Optional sort of Integer or Floating Point numbers ignoring sign.
  • Sorts null strings high by default, or optionally low.
  • String sorts can start at any position in the string.
  • Strings can be sorted by length of the string.
  • 64 bit Floating Point arrays can be sorted in BASIC VI (BASIC64).
  • Can sort many arrays together, as if one long concatenated variable.
  • Multiple arrays can be concatenated in any sequence for sort key.
  • Can Exclude arrays used only for reference, not part of sort key.
  • Can sort all elements or only specified elements of arrays.
  • Different options can be used with each array.
  • Relocatable Module only 6k bytes long
  • and needs little extra storage.
  • Help is included in the module
  • use *HELP Sort.
  • Escape will interrupt sort.
  • Sort capacity (elements and arrays) limited only by memory size for arrays.
  • Comprehensive parameter validation and explanatory error messages.
  • ArmSort is supplied as an application to simplify use.
  • *new* Revised Help information in StrongHelp format for ease of use.
  • Example programs supplied.
  • FindProcs procedure library enables fast and easy searching of sorted arrays.
  • Will run with all known versions of BASIC V and BASIC VI.
  • Will run with RISC OS version 3 and 4.

Armsort 3.15

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