Fri, 26 Jul 2002 12:02:34 -0400
Apart from fine-tuning and rewriting the doc file, I think the mergesort is
done. I'm confident that if any bugs remain, I haven't seen them <wink>. A
patch against current CVS listobject.c is here:
Simple instructions for timing exactly the same data I've posted times
against are in the patch description (you already have sortperf.py -- it's
in Lib/test). This patch doesn't replace samplesort, it adds a new .msort()
method, to make comparative timings easier. It also adds an .hsort() method
for weak heapsort, because I forgot to delete that code after I gave up on
X-platform samplesort timings are interesting as well as samplesort versus
mergesort timings. Timings against "real life" sort jobs are especially
interesting. Attaching results to the bug report sounds like a good idea to
me, so we get a coherent record in one place.
Thanks in advance!