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Re: bisect intersection

En Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:50:13 -0300, Robert Bossy <Ro**********@j ouy.inra.frescr ibió:
I stumbled into a sorted list intersection algorithm by Baeza-Yates
which I found quite elegant. For the lucky enough to have a springerlink
access, here's the citation:
http://dblp.uni-trier.de/rec/bibtex/.../Baeza-Yates04

I implemented this algorithm in python and I thought I could share it.
I've done some tests and, of course, it can't compete against dict/set
intersection, but it will perform pretty well. Computing union and
differences are left as an exercise...
Nice. As it only uses comparisons, it can be used even if the elements aren't hashable, that's good.
But if they are hashable, using a set and sorting again at the end is much faster, as you discovered.

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