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Lines 38–41 add the sorting category to UIButton. A category is a group of related method implementations that enhance an existing class. Category methods are added to a class at runtime, so we can add methods to UIButton even though we cannot edit the original class declaration and implementation. The sorting category has only one method—compareButtonTitles: (defined in Fig. 5.18), which compares two UIButtons’ titles alphabetically. We use this method to sort an NSMutableArray of UIButtons.

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