Subject: Re: [Q] Sorting a Hash
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/03/09
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Sandeep Koranne <>
| Is it possible to sort a Hash based on a function on the values?

  as others have indicated in indirect ways, this is not a well-defined
  question, since the result of sorting a hash table would have to be
  something other than a hash table.

  so we need to know what kind of result you want in order to answer your
  question.  e.g., yes, you can easily _print_ the (key value) pairs of a
  hash table sorted on the key or on the value, but you would do that by
  creating an intermediary sequence of keys or whatever, sort on that, and
  then do the actual printing.