# Yeah I Know How to do it

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Date: 09-24-93 (13:16)             Number: 101
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Subj: Yeah I Know How to do it       Conf: (125) The Progra

Re: Hello?

> I just want someone to at least say an "Yeah I want to know how to do that
> too" most of the books I have on the Quick Sort are in C or Pascal. I'm
> trying to do a Repeat Until or DO While type of loop in BASIC and use
> pointers and data structures. Is it possible to do something like that
> without pointers?

Visual basic uses pointers they are however user transparent for the
most part if you don't include the byVal in the sub or function hedding then
what is sent to the sub or funktion is a pointer to the variable.
If you want to sort a list of strings you can do it by simply setting
sort to true in the list box befor loading the strings into it. If you want a
gereral sort rutine. here is a sudo basic version.

Sub Sort (Array of "WhatEver") 'What ever you want to sort
Size as Integer     ' I'm doing of the top of my head so debug the S as
' I line should realy be in the peramiter list.
Out_Order = TRUE    ' True is a constant = -1
Do while Out_Order
Out_Order = FALSE 'Constant = 0
For count = 1 to Size
If OutOfPlace(Array(Count), Array(Count+1)) then
Out_order = TRUE    ' Tag to stay in the do loop
Holder = Array(Count)
Array(Count) = Array(Count + 1)
Array(Count + 1) = Holder
End If
Next count
Loop

I have to cut this short I am running out of time.

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