Returns the elements of the sequence, sorted.
- Xcode 7.1+
- Swift Standard Library
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.
The sorting algorithm is not stable. A nonstable sort may change the relative order of elements that compare equal.
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