sorting a list

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Project Description:
Program that will sort a list

I really want a program that can perform the following functionality:

Function #1:

This can be programmed in anything, php, java, vbasic, delphi. I don't care, just so long as it works.

What I want the software to do is simply allow me to select a text file on my computer, which will contain list, for example:

Apples
Oranges
Lemons
Watermelons
Grapefruit
Nectarines
Grapes
Peaches

This file will contain a list separated by line breaks as above

What I need the software to do is simply sort the list by order of the number of characters in the string.

E.G. the list above should sort to:

Apples
Lemons
Grapes
Oranges
Peaches
Grapefruit
Nectarines
Watermelons

That's it. Doesn't worry me what order words that are of the same number of letters are.

eg:

Apples
Lemons
Grapes

or

Lemons
Apples
Grapes

Doesn't matter. Just so long as the whole list is sorted into order or number of characters in the string.

Note: The string may have spaces in it!

For example:

German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Bull Terrier

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Function #2

Take a list and create a longer list of words that includes hyphens instead of spaces, and also spaces removed.

eg a list like this:

german shepherd
golden retriever
bull terrier

Will turn into:

german shepherd
golden retriever
bull terrier
german-shepherd
golden-retriever
bull-terrier
germanshepherd
goldenretriever
bullterrier


## Deliverables

1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.


2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition in a windows environment. I don't mind running the program on the web if it is php based, but must be able to run on windows vista.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).

## Platform

Vista

Skills required:
Anything Goes, Engineering, MySQL, PHP, Software Architecture, Software Testing, Web Hosting, Website Management, Website Testing
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