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From "Chris Anderson" <>
Subject Re: Sorting views with composite keys
Date Sun, 05 Oct 2008 18:26:37 GMT
Jan posted this to the IRC channel.

I supposed you'd have to write a reverse method for each JS primitive
type, if you wanted to be completely flexible.

On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 9:25 AM, Nick Johnson <> wrote:
> How would I construct a view with two keys, a and b, sorted first by a
> ascending, then by b descending? Composite keys are easy enough to generate,
> but the key [a,b] would only permit sorting both in ascending order (or both
> in descending order, if we scan in reverse). Can anyone suggest a way of
> modifying the keys to support heterogenous sort orders like this? My best
> idea so far is a monstrosity involving hex-encoded binary data. :)

Chris Anderson

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