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/boh"goh-sort"/ (Or "stupid-sort") Thearchetypical perversely awful algorithm (as opposed tobubble sort, which is merely the generic *bad* algorithm).Bogo-sort is equivalent to repeatedly throwing a deck of cardsin the air, picking them up at random, and then testingwhether they are in order. It serves as a sort of canonicalexample of awfulness. Looking at a program and seeing a dumbalgorithm, one might say "Oh, I see, this program usesbogo-sort."Also known as "monkey sort" after the Infinite MonkeyTheorem.Compare brute force, Lasherism.An implementation (http://stdout.org/~adam/psort).
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