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sort: superior SymMerge-based algorithm available #7610

gopherbot opened this issue Mar 22, 2014 · 3 comments

sort: superior SymMerge-based algorithm available #7610

gopherbot opened this issue Mar 22, 2014 · 3 comments


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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Mar 22, 2014


Someone on the mailing list told me to file a bug for this, but the SymMerge-based sort
used in the sort.go file has since been surpassed by a new algorithm created by the same
authors (Pok-Son Kim and Arne Kutzner):

I have a GitHub page up with working implementations available, but no Go version right
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@bradfitz bradfitz commented Mar 23, 2014

Comment 1:

Labels changed: added release-go1.4, repo-main.

Status changed to Accepted.

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@rsc rsc commented Sep 18, 2014

Comment 2:

If anyone wants to work on this, that's fine. But probably not during a release freeze,
and probably not high enough priority that the core team will do it. (Having a stable
sort with the right algorithmic complexity is good enough for me. It doesn't have to be
the latest and greatest.)

Labels changed: added release-none, removed release-go1.4.

@rsc rsc added this to the Unplanned milestone Apr 10, 2015
@rsc rsc removed release-none labels Apr 10, 2015
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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Mar 31, 2018

Change mentions this issue: sort: implement asymptotically optimal Stable

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