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%%% David Kastrup: Words sorting
% ``Finnegans Wake'' by James Joyce is a book that is not easily
% comprehensible.  \TeX\ can systematize the approach to the text by
% confronting the reader with the longest, and consequently hardest
% words last.

   \parfillskip0pt\noindent#1\par}\sortvlist\unpack}\unvbox0 }
\def\sortvlist{{\unskip\unpenalty \setbox0\lastbox
  \ifvoid0\noindent\else\setbox0\hbox{\unhbox0\ }\sortvlist\sortin\fi}}

% example

\sorttext{riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, ... linsfirst loved livvy.}

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