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Steffen Mueller
September 6, 2013 16:54
Re: [perl #119635] deprecate and remove qsort?
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On 09/06/2013 02:42 PM, Nicholas Clark (via RT) wrote:
> 1) nothing will break if we removed _qsort.

... on CPAN.

> but it's not exactly high maintenence code.

It's certainly not, nut pp_sort.c as a whole is moderately complex. 
Reducing the amount of code there can only be good.

> So, should we put _qsort through a deprecation cycle, and drop it in v5.23?
> I'm not actually sure if it's worth it. Do the small gains outweigh the small
> churn?

+1 to see it go. I'm trying not to grandly suggest that somebody (not 
me, likely not Nicholas) should try implementing timsort for us now 
instead of the current merge-alike. :)


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