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Array.sort<'T> Function (F#)

Den Delimarsky|Last Updated: 8/18/2017
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Sorts the elements of an array, returning a new array. Elements are compared using

Namespace/Module Path: Microsoft.FSharp.Collections.Array

Assembly: FSharp.Core (in FSharp.Core.dll)


// Signature:
Array.sort : 'T [] -> 'T [] (requires comparison)

// Usage:
Array.sort array


array Type: 'T[]

The input array.

Return Value

The sorted array.


This is not a stable sort. Therefore, the original order of equal elements might not be preserved. For a stable sort, consider using Seq.sort.

This function is named Sort in compiled assemblies. If you are accessing the function from a language other than F#, or through reflection, use this name.


The following code illustrates the use of Array.sort.

let sortedArray1 = Array.sort [|1; 4; 8; -2; 5|]
printfn "%A" sortedArray1


[|-2; 1; 4; 5; 8|]


Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2

Version Information

F# Core Library Versions

Supported in: 2.0, 4.0, Portable

See Also

Collections.Array Module (F#)

Microsoft.FSharp.Collections Namespace (F#)

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