> apparently neither the sort direction (ascending|descending)
> nor the sort type (international|text|datetime|numeric|binary)
> can be variable!
> I see this a a bug or perhaps a failure to fully
> robust impliment the sort container command?
> Does any one else see this as a bug?
Absolutely a bug or extremely annoying limitation!
I've been hating this for a long time.
> I suppose I could work around it with a "do"
> but that seems like a cludge
There has been no performance hit for "do" as a one-off.
So I don't mind using "do" once. I try to avoid it in loops.
Test, and you'll see that in your results.
Meanwhile "do" is arguably cleaner and smaller code than if/else.
But still a clumsy abomination compared to using an inline variable.
Any bug report on this issue gets my vote! Yes, it's a bad thing.
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