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JavaScript

Timothy Lucas
Timothy Lucas
8,618 Points

How can I apply the length property on the strings in the sort function?

I'm stuck on a code challenge, I'm trying to sort an array based on the length of each item. I know I can access the length of an item within an array by using array[1].length but I can't figure out how to use that within the sort function.

1 Answer

Lucas Krause
Lucas Krause
19,924 Points

An array's sort() method accepts one argument which is a comparison function.
The following code should do it:

array.sort(function(a, b){
    return a.length-b.length;
});
Timothy Lucas
Timothy Lucas
8,618 Points

Thank you! I messed with that forever and was over complicating it. That was way easier that I was making it : )

Lucas Krause
Lucas Krause
19,924 Points

No problem and good luck ;) Thanks for the vote :)

Thanks So much! Was also stuck there but realised where the key was. Thanks again. :)