Re: qsort, once again - Mailing list pgsql-hackers

From Tom Lane
Subject Re: qsort, once again
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In response to Re: qsort, once again  (Darcy Buskermolen <>)
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Darcy Buskermolen <> writes:
> On Thursday 16 March 2006 12:09, Tom Lane wrote:
>> So we still have a problem of software archaeology: who added the
>> insertion sort switch to the NetBSD version, and on what grounds?

> This is when that particular code was pushed in, as to why exactly, you'll 
> have to ask mycroft.

Interesting.  It looks to me like he replaced the former
vaguely-Knuth-based coding with B&M's code, but kept the insertion-
sort-after-no-swap special case that was in the previous code.  I'll
betcha he didn't test to see whether this was actually such a great
idea ...
        regards, tom lane

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