TypedArray.prototype.sort()

The sort() method sorts the elements of a typed array in place and returns the typed array. This method has the same algorithm as Array.prototype.sort(). TypedArray is one of the typed array types here.

Syntax

typedarray.sort([compareFunction])

Parameters

compareFunction Optional
Specifies a function that defines the sort order.

Return value

The sorted typed array.

Examples

For more examples, see also the Array.prototype.sort() method.

var numbers = new Uint8Array([40, 1, 5, 200]);
numbers.sort();
// Uint8Array [ 1, 5, 40, 200 ] 
// A compare function is not required as in the case of Array 
// to sort the numbers numerically.

var numbers = [40, 1, 5, 200];
numbers.sort();
// The elements are sorted as strings.
// [1, 200, 40, 5]

function compareNumbers(a, b) {
  return a - b;
}

numbers.sort(compareNumbers);
// [ 1, 5, 40, 200 ]

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'TypedArray.prototype.sort' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'TypedArray.prototype.sort' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 46 (46) ? (Yes) ?
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? 46.0 (46) ? ? ?

See also

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