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Re: sort -nu: bug or feature?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: sort -nu: bug or feature?
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 20:44:44 -0700
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"Chris F.A. Johnson" <address@hidden> writes:

>      "sort -n" uses a string comparison after aligning the numbers on
>      the decimal point, but -u apparently uses a (non-POSIX) numeric
>      comparison to determine equivalency:

It's the same comparison, and it conforms to POSIX as far as I can see.
If not, please let us know exactly what the failure-to-conform is.

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