develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from September 2013

Re: [perl #119635] deprecate and remove qsort?

Thread Previous
From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
September 12, 2013 14:31
Subject:
Re: [perl #119635] deprecate and remove qsort?
Message ID:
20130912143130.GD66035@plum.flirble.org
On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 09:58:28AM -0400, John P. Linderman wrote:
> If you don't mind, I'd prefer to leave off that final reference to my
> timsort analysis.  You can't possibly get "more details of the
> implementation" than pp_sort.c itself, and, particularly if I do something
> about making instability an option, you might get directed to something out
> of date.  Which might also be true if Tim changes timsort.  demerphq is
> nudging me to create a wikipedia page about perl's sort.  *If* I do that,
> it would make a better reference, since it could be kept up to date with
> current implementations of both.

I just culled both lines. If a wikipedia page appears, we can update
pp_sort.c to point to it.

[And then the wikipedia talk folks can debate whether it's notable, and
if they so choose create a 404 error. Until we update the link to point to
their history :-)]

Nicholas Clark

Thread Previous


nntp.perl.org: Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at ask@perl.org | Group listing | About