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How to do a reverse sort (descending) of filenames using Quicksort function?
Posted on 2006-10-26
I'm having a problem trying to do a reverse sort (descending order; Z to A; n to 0).
The Quicksort function (mentioned below) does a sort in ascending order (A to Z; 0 to n) and is an excerpt from a C++ book called "Data Abstractions & Structures using C++". I've used the following code to do a sort of filenames/folders in a customized Enhanced Browser Page for IIS 5.0 and WORKS!!! I've tried to manipulate variables within the function to do a reverse sort however I've had no luck....
My question: How/What do I change the Quicksort function (execerpt below) to sort in descending order (Z to A; n to 0)?
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Sub QuickSort(vec,loBound,hiBound,SortField)
'==--------------------------------------------------------==
'== Sort a 2 dimensional array on SortField ==
'== ==
'== This procedure is adapted from the algorithm given in: ==
'== ~ Data Abstractions & Structures using C++ by ~ ==
'== ~ Mark Headington and David Riley, pg. 586 ~ ==
'== Quicksort is the fastest array sorting routine For ==
'== unordered arrays. Its big O is n log n ==
'== ==
'== Parameters: ==
'== vec - array to be sorted ==
'== SortField - The field to sort on (2nd dimension value) ==
'== loBound and hiBound are simply the upper and lower ==
'== bounds of the array's 1st dimension. It's probably ==
'== easiest to use the LBound and UBound functions to ==
'== Set these. ==
'==--------------------------------------------------------==
Dim pivot(),loSwap,hiSwap,temp,counter
Redim pivot (Ubound(vec,2))
'== Two items to sort
if hiBound - loBound = 1 then
if vec(loBound,SortField) > vec(hiBound,SortField) then
Call SwapRows(vec,hiBound,loBound)
End If
End If