# 1. Introduction

Sorting is a fundamental operation in computer science. In Go, slices can be sorted using the sort package, which contains functions for sorting slices of primitive types and user-defined types. This blog post will demonstrate how to sort slices of integers and strings.

## Definition

A slice is a segment of an array in Go, which allows for a dynamic size. Sorting a slice involves rearranging the elements in a defined order, typically in ascending or descending.

# 2. Program Steps

1. Create slices of integers and strings.

2. Sort the slices using the sort package.

3. Print the sorted slices.

# 3. Code Program

``````package main

import (
"fmt"
"sort"
)

func main() {
// Step 1: Create slices of integers and strings
ints := []int{4, 2, 3, 1}
strs := []string{"c", "a", "b"}

// Step 2: Sort the slices using the sort package
sort.Ints(ints)
sort.Strings(strs)

// Step 3: Print the sorted slices
fmt.Println("Sorted ints:", ints)
fmt.Println("Sorted strings:", strs)
}

``````

### Output:

```Sorted ints: [1 2 3 4]
Sorted strings: [a b c]
```

### Explanation:

1. package main - The package declaration for the Go program.

2. import "fmt" and import "sort" - Importing the necessary packages for formatted output and sorting functionality.

3. ints and strs - Slices of int and string are created and initialized with unsorted data.

4. sort.Ints(ints) - Sorts the slice of integers in ascending order.

5. sort.Strings(strs) - Sorts the slice of strings in ascending lexical order.

6. fmt.Println - Prints the sorted slices to verify that the elements are now in order.

7. The output confirms the slices have been sorted as expected.