From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <spc_at_conman.org>
Date: Mon Dec 3 17:36:24 2001

It was thus said that the Great Tony Duell once stated:
> > It would occasionally give a message "bubble-sorting files" when I accessed
> > a drive. Does this simply mean sequentially ordering ?
> 'Bubble Sort' has nothing to do with bubble memory. Bubble sort is a
> well-known, very poor, sorting algorithm -- so poor that one book I have
> contains the quote (from memory) 'If you know what a bubble sort is, wipe
> it from your mind. If you don't, make a point of never finding out' :-)

  But it beats out the lesser known Bogosort:

  Pick two items from the list. Swap if necessary [1]. Repeat until list
is sorted.

  -spc (Must be the one Microsoft patentened 8-)

[1] I think. It might just be ``Swap, if needed or not.''
Received on Mon Dec 03 2001 - 17:36:24 GMT

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