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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.




compareFunction Optional
Specifies a function that defines the sort order.

Return value

The sorted typed array.


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

var numbers = new Uint8Array([40, 1, 5, 200]);
// 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];
// The elements are sorted as strings.
// [1, 200, 40, 5]

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

// [ 1, 5, 40, 200 ]


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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ?46 No Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? ? ?46 ? ? ?

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