Sort instructions



Sort instructions

Postby Sam Hobbs » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:54 am

I don't need an answer. This is not a formal question. If I were to ask a formal question then I should study the POPs and provide details. Instead I am being very vague. I first began reading the POPs in about 1971. In later years I saw that an instruction (actually a set of instructions, correct?) was added to assist with sorting. I never studied it long enough to figure out how to use it. The description of it (them) seemed so vague that it was not intended to be understood. I don't need to know how now; I currently have no use of it. The only use would be to explain to others how powerful the instruction set is.

Is there anyone here that is familiar with that?
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Postby steve-myers » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:48 am

When the "sort" instructions appeared back in the 1990s I spent considerable time trying to understand them, and came away completely mystified. Every once in a while I spend a couple of hours with them, and I'm still lost.
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Re: Sort instructions

Postby Sam Hobbs » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:38 pm

Thank you Steve. That obviously matches my experience.
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