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what is merge sort?

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hi, i''ve looked through the explanations of the different sorts at this site, but i can''t seem to find a definition for merge sort..anyone care to explain? thanks

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A merge sort is a way to sort *stupendous* amounts of data efficiently; it’s geared towards using the hard disk for storage, where as most other sorts assume near instantaneous random-access of the data to be sorted.

Magmai Kai Holmlor

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