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ocaml / stdlib / sort.mli

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(*            Xavier Leroy, projet Cristal, INRIA Rocquencourt         *)
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(** Sorting and merging lists.

   @deprecated This module is obsolete and exists only for backward
   compatibility.
   The sorting functions in {!Array} and {!List} should be used instead.
   The new functions are faster and use less memory.
*)

val list : ('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a list -> 'a list
(** Sort a list in increasing order according to an ordering predicate.
   The predicate should return [true] if its first argument is
   less than or equal to its second argument. *)

val array : ('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a array -> unit
(** Sort an array in increasing order according to an
   ordering predicate.
   The predicate should return [true] if its first argument is
   less than or equal to its second argument.
   The array is sorted in place. *)

val merge : ('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a list -> 'a list -> 'a list
(** Merge two lists according to the given predicate.
   Assuming the two argument lists are sorted according to the
   predicate, [merge] returns a sorted list containing the elements
   from the two lists. The behavior is undefined if the two
   argument lists were not sorted. *)