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Comparison sort

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  1. There are fundamental limits on the performance of comparison sorts

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  2. a type of sorting algorithm that only reads the list elements through a single abstract comparison operation (often a "less than or equal to" operator) that determines which of two elements should occur first in the final sorted list

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  3. The only requirement is that the operator obey the three defining properties of a total order

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  4. if a ≤ b and b ≤ a then a = b (antisymmetry)

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  5. a ≤ b or b ≤ a (totalness or trichotomy)

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