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From:
Tim Jenness
Date:
September 11, 2013 19:48
Subject:
Re: unstable mergesort?
Message ID:
CA+G92RePVqbtiZZqHxNsyntzShbvrX_xS3wEJKWM_6RpFVYjqg@mail.gmail.com
does someone have a link to the original discussion that introduced the
stable sort in the first place? I'm having some kind of deja vu from years
ago...


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 3:46 PM, Father Chrysostomos <sprout@cpan.org>wrote:

> John P. Linderman wrote:
> > If this gets enough +1s,
>
> +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
>
> Enough? :-)
>
> > then if someone points me at the documentation for
> > creating a git branch,
>
> See perlgit.pod.
>
> > I'll take a (leisurely) whack at making stability
> > optional.
>
> We already document that stability is not guaranteed.  If this will
> speed things up, I suggest making it the default.
>
> We also already have ‘use sort "stable"’, which I thought actually did
> something, but what you have written suggests it does not.
>
>

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