Alphabetical [dis]order?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/02/07 04:01 -05:00, original URI:

It has been a while since I had a Broom-Hilda strip that had me laughing like this one:

I suppose I could ask people what they thought the optimal sorting algorithm might be.

Could it be any worse than Obama's foray in this space? :-)

(Hat tip to Tina)


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John Cowan on 7 Feb 2008 8:42 AM:

Straight selection sort, no question.  It's O(N^2), but N is small, and anyway we all have the alphabet song in our heads.

Michiel on 8 Feb 2008 5:11 AM:

Nope, O(N) - the size of the collection to sort is the same magnitude as the size of the domain.

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