OriginalBugID: 873 RFE
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 04:04:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Man pages should state if lsort is a stable sort
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Name: Tim Wilson
Synopsis: Man pages should state if lsort is a stable sort
An important property of sorting algorithms is whether or not they are "stable", ie whether they retain the original order of elements that compare equal.
The documentation for lsort should state if it is a stable sorting algorithm.
By experiment, lsort appears to be stable, which is the more useful behaviour -- but maybe I've just been lucky!