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Re: st: Re: aorder: system limit exceeded

From   James Muller <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Re: aorder: system limit exceeded
Date   Fri, 01 Jul 2005 17:34:24 +1000

All right, I'm not checking that code. There are just 2 comments and one of them is wrong (just copied from the first).

I'd suspect you're on the right track though; the algorithm is obviously falling into an infinite recursion. Sorts usually work by mapping an array to itself over and again a set number of times, and I'd suspect that the mapping is somehow either generating duplicate variable names (in the abstract representation of the variable name list) or a pair of variable names is being swapped back and forward over and over until infinity.

These algorithms really need good comments, even if just a reference to a paper or website or something. Please, whoever makes the next release, don't forget to do that.


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