Don't worry, Charlie. The hamster's not dead; it's just a bit too cold yet up there in N.B.! Maybe they hibernate in your area??
In any case, I don't know, guys
I've attached a test case that works just as predicted to me. Sure, unsorted SalList will return the first 'Den' even if it's part of 'Denver' which is first in the list. (It's a 'primitive' function.) And with sorted both SalList and VisList work correctly, since 'Den' is first in the list. What am I missing here?
As for a bit of history, the VIS toolchest came from a 3rd party a few decades ago. I don't remember who. SQLWindows was first released in Sept., 1988, so my guess is that the VIS toolchest was licensed/bought within a year or 3 of that. And the VIS toolchest was an improvement for many of the SAL functions. (Maybe read 'improved' as 'corrected').
If I didn't write this test correctly Igor, Charlie, et al, feel free to modify and attach your changed version so I can see what all the hubbub
is about. Thx.