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How is the string 'lion' not greater than the string 'zebra' being that L comes before Z?

In a recent video the string 'apple' was greater than the string 'bear' because A comes before B. What has changed here with this quiz scenario?

Which video said 'apple' was greater than 'bear'? It should be less.

1 Answer

Steven Snary
Steven Snary
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'lion' > 'zebra'

Which reads lion great than zebra which would be false -> The reason is that strings are compared based on their ASCII codes - and the letters that come first in the alphabet have lower ASCII codes. If you do a quick search for ASCII code tables you can check it out.