q sort


Definition: The sort function in many libraries. It is generally a combination of quicksort, for many items, and insertion sort, for a few items.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)

Aggregate child (... is a part of or used in me.)
quicksort, insertion sort.

Author: DCR


demonstration and source code (Java), Apple Opensource qsort (C).
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Entry modified 17 June 2019.
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David C. Rankin, "q sort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 17 June 2019. (accessed TODAY) Available from: