List.sort<'T> Function (F#)

Sorts the given list using

Namespace/Module Path: Microsoft.FSharp.Collections.List

Assembly: FSharp.Core (in FSharp.Core.dll)

// Signature:
List.sort : 'T list -> 'T list (requires comparison)

// Usage:
List.sort list


  • list
    Type: 'T list

    The input list.

Return Value

The sorted list.


This is a stable sort, that is, the original order of equal elements is preserved.

This function is named Sort in compiled assemblies. If you are accessing the function from a language other than F#, or through reflection, use this name.


The following code example illustrates the use of List.sort.

let sortedList1 = List.sort [1; 4; 8; -2; 5]
printfn "%A" sortedList1


[-2; 1; 4; 5; 8]


Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP x64 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2

Version Information

F# Runtime

Supported in: 2.0, 4.0


Supported in: 3

See Also


Collections.List Module (F#)

Microsoft.FSharp.Collections Namespace (F#)