Alphanum algorithm posted to Reddit
Between 8:00pm and 9:00pm today, I had received four emails from people about my Alphanum algorithm for sorting mixed strings and numbers in a natural order (i.e., not ASCII). Weird, I usually get Alphanum emails every season or so, not four times in one hour! Something seemed to be afoot.
Turns out that someone had posted link to my page on Reddit (here’s the link). I think that’s the first time a page of mine had ever been blogged without me expecting it – not that I’m complaining, of course. I’m very glad other people are finding value in this!
Here’s my favorite comment thread.