top of page

AI Explains go-ethereum/accounts/sort.go


The code you provided implements the `sort.Interface` for two different types: `AccountsByURL` and `WalletsByURL`. `sort.Interface` is a standard interface in Go which, when implemented for a certain type, allows slices of that type to be sorted using Go's built-in `sort` package.


Let's break it down:


1. `AccountsByURL` is defined as a slice of `Account` objects. It implements the `sort.Interface` by defining three methods:


- `Len()`: This returns the length of the slice, which is required by the `sort` package to know the range it needs to sort.


- `Swap(i, j int)`: This swaps the elements at indices `i` and `j`. The `sort` package uses this to rearrange elements as it sorts the slice.


- `Less(i, j int) bool`: This compares the elements at indices `i` and `j` and returns `true` if the element at `i` should be sorted before the element at `j`. Here it's comparing the `URL` fields of two accounts. The `Cmp` method used for comparison presumably returns a negative number if `a[i].URL` is less than `a[j].URL`, zero if they are equal, and a positive number if `a[i].URL` is greater than `a[j].URL`.


2. `WalletsByURL` is defined similarly to `AccountsByURL` but for a slice of `Wallet` objects. It also implements the `sort.Interface` with `Len()`, `Swap()`, and `Less()` methods, but the `Less()` method compares `URL`s of wallets.


With these methods in place, you can sort a slice of accounts or wallets by URL like this:



sort.Sort(AccountsByURL(accounts))

sort.Sort(WalletsByURL(wallets))



In both the sort expressions, the `sort.Sort` function uses the methods `Len`, `Less` and `Swap` to sort the provided slice. It will rearrange the slice so that the `Less` method returns `true` for every pair of elements `(a, b)` where `a` comes before `b` in the slice.


2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page