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# SORTING MULTIDIM ARRAY BY NAME OR BY COUNT

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Sort multidimesional array using qsort

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```fn sortByNameOrCount arr1 arr2 type: maxtomin: =
(
local first, second
case type of (
(#name): (first = arr1[1] ; second = arr2[1])
(#count): (first = arr1[2].count ; second = arr2[2].count)
)
case of (
(first < second): if not maxtomin then -1 else 1
(first > second): if not maxtomin then 1 else -1
default:0
)
)
--example_#1 (sort by name alphabetically from Z to A)
multiArr = #(#("Branko",#(1,2,3,4)), #("John",#(1)), #("Richard",#(1,2,3)), #("Stalone",#(1,2,3,4,5)), #("Michael",#(1,2)))
qsort multiArr sortByNameOrCount type:#name maxtomin:true
multiArr
--result: #(#("Stalone", #(1, 2, 3, 4, 5)), #("Richard", #(1, 2, 3)), #("Michael", #(1, 2)), #("John", #(1)), #("Branko", #(1, 2, 3, 4)))
--example_#2 (sort by name alphabetically from A to Z)
multiArr = #(#("Branko",#(1,2,3,4)), #("John",#(1)), #("Richard",#(1,2,3)), #("Stalone",#(1,2,3,4,5)), #("Michael",#(1,2)))
qsort multiArr sortByNameOrCount type:#name maxtomin:false
multiArr
--result: #(#("Branko", #(1, 2, 3, 4)), #("John", #(1)), #("Michael", #(1, 2)), #("Richard", #(1, 2, 3)), #("Stalone", #(1, 2, 3, 4, 5)))
--example_#3 (sort by array count from max to min)
multiArr = #(#("Branko",#(1,2,3,4)), #("John",#(1)), #("Richard",#(1,2,3)), #("Stalone",#(1,2,3,4,5)), #("Michael",#(1,2)))
qsort multiArr sortByNameOrCount type:#count maxtomin:true
multiArr
--result:#(#("Stalone", #(1, 2, 3, 4, 5)), #("Branko", #(1, 2, 3, 4)), #("Richard", #(1, 2, 3)), #("Michael", #(1, 2)), #("John", #(1)))
--example_#4 (sort by array count from min to max)
multiArr = #(#("Branko",#(1,2,3,4)), #("John",#(1)), #("Richard",#(1,2,3)), #("Stalone",#(1,2,3,4,5)), #("Michael",#(1,2)))
qsort multiArr sortByNameOrCount type:#count maxtomin:false
multiArr
--result:#(#("John", #(1)), #("Michael", #(1, 2)), #("Richard", #(1, 2, 3)), #("Branko", #(1, 2, 3, 4)), #("Stalone", #(1, 2, 3, 4, 5)))```