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Sort an array of objects


import java.util.Arrays;

public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    String names[] = { "W", "M", "N", "K" };
    for (int i = 0; i < names.length; i++) {
      String name = names[i];
      System.out.print("name = " + name + "; ");

    Person persons[] = new Person[4];
    persons[0] = new Person("W");
    persons[1] = new Person("M");
    persons[2] = new Person("N");
    persons[3] = new Person("K");

    for (int i = 0; i < persons.length; i++) {
      Person person = persons[i];
      System.out.println("person = " + person);
class Person implements Comparable {
  private String name;

  public Person(String name) { = name;

  public int compareTo(Object o) {
    Person p = (Person) o;
  public String toString() {
    return name;


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