> >> I guess I should have said:  is it that hard to call sort { |a,b|
> >> b <=> a }?
> > am i missing something? what's wrong with sort.reverse? apart from
> > the fact that it's a whole lot faster ;-)
>
> I guess he hadn't run into Ruby yet.

I think reversing an array/list is rather cheap (especially when the
interpreter can use a built-in method coded in C) in comparison to
interpreting a code snippet and performing a comparison for each
element.