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Elixir Data Type Comparison

Elixir has an interesting defined sorting order for its data types. The order is as follows:

number < atom < reference < function < port < pid < tuple < map < list < bitstring

For example:

random_data = [["Hello World"], {:hello, :world}, 16, %{key: "value"}, :atom]
#=> [16, :atom, {:hello, :world}, %{key: "value"}, ["Hello World"]]

Or even

4 < :atom
#=> true
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