Puppet Function: sort

Defined in:
modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/sort.rb
Function type:
Ruby 3.x API

Overview

sort()Any

Note that from Puppet 6.0.0 the same function in Puppet will be used instead of this.

Returns:

  • (Any)

    sorted string or array



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# File 'modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/sort.rb', line 6

newfunction(:sort, :type => :rvalue, :doc => <<-DOC
  @summary
    Sorts strings and arrays lexically.

  @return
    sorted string or array

  Note that from Puppet 6.0.0 the same function in Puppet will be used instead of this.
DOC
           ) do |arguments|

  if arguments.size != 1
    raise(Puppet::ParseError, "sort(): Wrong number of arguments given #{arguments.size} for 1")
  end

  value = arguments[0]

  if value.is_a?(Array)
    value.sort
  elsif value.is_a?(String)
    value.split('').sort.join('')
  end
end