Returns the elements of the sequence, sorted.
- iOS 7.0+
- macOS 10.9+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+Beta
- tvOS 9.0+
- watchOS 2.0+
- Xcode 8.0+
A sorted array of the sequence’s elements.
You can sort any sequence of elements that conform to the
Comparable protocol by calling this method. Elements are sorted in ascending order.
Here’s an example of sorting a list of students’ names. Strings in Swift conform to the
Comparable protocol, so the names are sorted in ascending order according to the less-than operator (
To sort the elements of your sequence in descending order, pass the greater-than operator (
>) to the
The sorting algorithm is not guaranteed to be stable. A stable sort preserves the relative order of elements that compare equal.
Complexity: O(n log n), where n is the length of the sequence.