sorting program

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Noun1.sorting program - a utility program that sorts data items
service program, utility program, utility - (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
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On July 1, Shanghai began a compulsory garbage sorting program which requires households and companies to classify their wastes before dumping them, TechCrunch reported.
Consider a sorting program and an input change operation x [direct sum] y = cons(y, x).
In our scenario, Bill is writing a sorting program called Qsort, sorting a number of unsorted elements, based on the Quicksort algorithm, which splits a list around an element into a list of lower numbers and a list of higher numbers that are then recursively sorted.
From his desk 100 m away, the production manager can not only supervise and compare the operation and defect removal rate of each channel of up to 32 Elexso machines, but he can also switch off or change the sorting program of any one or all machines simultaneously.
In testing a sorting program, for instance, it is important that randomly generated input occur in random order (if the input were always sorted, for instance, it might not fully exercise the sort code).