treesort (1)


Definition: A sort algorithm that first builds a binary search tree of the keys, then accesses the keys with an in-order traversal.

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binary search tree, in-order traversal.

See also blind sort, treesort (2), heapsort.

Note: For good performance, use a balanced binary search tree.

Author: PEB



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