The function returns the result of comparing two arrays of the same type. It can be used to compare arrays of simple types or custom structures without complex objects, that is the custom structures that do not contain strings, dynamic arrays, classes and other structures with complex objects.
[in] First array.
[in] Second array.
[in] The element's initial index in the first array, from which comparison starts. The default start index - 0.
[in] The element's initial index in the second array, from which comparison starts. The default start index - 0.
[in] Number of elements to be compared. All elements of both arrays participate in comparison by default (count=WHOLE_ARRAY).
- -1, if array1 less than array2
- 0, if array1 equal to array2
- 1, if array1 more than array2
- -2, if an error occurs due to incompatibility of the types of compared arrays or if start1, start2 or count values lead to falling outside the array.
The function will not return 0 (the arrays will not be considered equal) if the arrays differ in size and count=WHOLE_ARRAY for the case when one array is a faithful subset of another one. In this case, the result of comparing the sizes of that arrays will be returned: -1, if the size of array1 is less than the size of array2 , otherwise 1.