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Thread: How do I sort strings without using the sort method?

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    Default How do I sort strings without using the sort method?

    	public static void idNumberSort(String[] array)
    	{
    		int startScan, index, maxIndex, maxValue;
     
    		for (startScan = 0; startScan < (array.length-1); startScan++)
    		{
    			maxIndex = startScan;
    			maxValue = array[startScan];
    			for(index = startScan + 1; array[index]compareToIgnoreCase(maxValue) > 0; index++)
    			{
    				if (array[index] > maxValue)
    				{
    					maxValue = array[index];
    					maxIndex = index;
    				}
    			}
    			array[maxIndex] = array[startScan];
    			array[startScan] = maxValue;
    		}
    	}

    I wanted to sort the strings in descending order. My teacher won't let us use the sort method.


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    Default Re: How do I sort strings without using the sort method?

    See Sorting algorithm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for a list of sorting algorithms.

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    Default Re: How do I sort strings without using the sort method?

    You can use methods in the String class to compare two strings.

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