The lost art (Was: The VAX is running

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sun Apr 12 23:00:28 CDT 2009

> > >>> I've run into "CS" graduates from the university who supposedly
> > >>> have learned about really "good" sort algorithms (usually
> > >>> "Shell-Metzner"), without understanding which situations an
> > >>> optimized "bubble" is better for.
> > What? No mention of the n-way polyphase sort/merge?

On Sun, 12 Apr 2009, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> CS grads don't do external sorts. ;)

"Well, get more memory."

> Not that the experts are particularly easy to work with. . .
> Both participants were CS PhDs, who should have known better.

eventually, we learn and remember that when hiring

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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