q sort


Definition: The quicksort implementation in many libraries. It is generally a combination of quicksort, for large partitions, and insertion sort, for small partitions.

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quicksort, insertion sort.

Author: DCR


demonstration and source code (Java), GNU libc qsort (C), Apple Opensource qsort (C).
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Entry modified 25 March 2016.
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David C. Rankin, "q sort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 25 March 2016. (accessed TODAY) Available from: