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At this point I would not consider it useless, as I don't see any other wayof sorting lists that don't come from search results, besides in-page perlcode. In particular, the sorting of [item-lists] comes to mind. In anycase, [sort] is the only general-purpose sorting mechanism in ITL that Iknow of (please correct me if I am wrong here), and for that reason alone Ithink it is worth preserving. Perhaps we can adjust the docs tode-emphasize the use of [sort] for searches in favor of tf/to and just keepthe examples for [item-list] and [loop].