[Python-Dev] Sorting

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
26 Jul 2002 10:44:45 +0100

Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> writes:

> One more bit of news:  cross-box performance of this stuff is baffling.
> Nobody else has tried timsort yet (unless someone who asked for the code
> tried an earlier version), but there are Many Mysteries just looking at the
> numbers for /sort under current CVS Python.

If you put the code somewhere, I'll try it on my PPC iBook (not today,
as it's at home, but soon).

I'd thank you for working on this, but you're clearly enjoying it an
unhealthy amount already <wink>.


  ZAPHOD:  You know what I'm thinking?
    FORD:  No.
  ZAPHOD:  Neither do I.  Frightening isn't it?
                   -- The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Episode 11