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Discussion on: I failed an interview because of an algorithm

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Theofanis Despoudis

The way I see it is using a custom comparator function in Array.prototype.sort taking care of the details. For example: split by dots . and compare each positional number with each other.

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Real AI

That's the solution anyone would expect, you don't need to know any algorithm for sort, but passing a comparator is such a basic thing.
You don't even need any algorithm to solve the problem.

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Danny Engelman

Typical example where humans fail. When they see numbers they want to calculate with numbers. Almost all 30+ answers in the mentioned SO thread do so.
I just added my answer. And probably would have failed every job interview if they only excepted the solution they themselves came up with.