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What wight is a sorting algorithm for a CPU

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Hi,
Someone said in 1970 that soring algorithm is so important that one of
4 CPU clocks spent on sorting on that time.

Do you know who said that and in which page of what book?

Thank you.

Weng

Jun 12 '06 #1
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wt****@gmail.com wrote:
Someone said in 1970 that soring algorithm is so important that one of
4 CPU clocks spent on sorting on that time.

Do you know who said that and in which page of what book?


C++ programming language, the main topic of this newsgroup, counts its
lifetime from about 1985. How your general programming [history] question
is relevant here is beyond me. That said, have you tried googling? You
can find surprisingly large amounts of computer trivia online.

V
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Jun 12 '06 #2

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* Victor Bazarov:

C++ programming language, the main topic of this newsgroup, counts its
lifetime from about 1985.


I think "C with classes" was cirka 1980?
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Jun 12 '06 #3

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Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
* Victor Bazarov:

C++ programming language, the main topic of this newsgroup, counts
its lifetime from about 1985.


I think "C with classes" was cirka 1980?


Is that a question.
Jun 12 '06 #4

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<wt****@gmail.com> wrote:
Someone said in 1970 that soring algorithm is so important that one of
4 CPU clocks spent on sorting on that time.

Do you know who said that and in which page of what book?


The world repository of computer lore experts hang around on
alt.folklore.computers. Ask them.
Jun 12 '06 #5

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In article <1150139050.581335.122760
@j55g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, wt****@gmail.com says...
Hi,
Someone said in 1970 that soring algorithm is so important that one of
4 CPU clocks spent on sorting on that time.

Do you know who said that and in which page of what book?


Knuth quotes it as coming from computer manufacturers in
the intro to Volume 3.

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Jerry.

The universe is a figment of its own imagination.
Jun 13 '06 #6

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