Re: Sorting

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 02-06-93 (21:00)             Number: 321
From: DAVID WANG                   Refer#: NONE
  To: WAYNE VENABLES                Recvd: NO  
Subj: Re: Sorting                    Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
On 02-02-93  20:44 Wayne Venables declared "Sorting" to All...

 WV> I badly need a good pointer sort routine for a program im writing,
 WV> and I don't know every much about sorting... The routine needs to be
Have you looked at QB's QuickSort Routine?  Victor has a MUCH speedier
version of it, and maybe he'll show you his secret (I don't remeber what it
I'm not a good sort writer, too, but I only know one very simple sort, the
bubble.  It is not that fast (I would call it average_, but it only takes
about 4 to 6 unconnected lines, and is easy to remember.  Now, if anyone
here can teach me the binary sort and the shell sort...

Simple Shell Sort:

6 elements to sort

For X = 1 to 5
    IF Num(X) > Num(A+1) THEN SWAP Num(X), Num(X+1)

I know, I know, this is far from being optimized, so please don't jump down
my throat.  But it is short and easy to memorize (I have a knack at

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