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Timsort in Cpython

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I'm currently trying to make sense of Python's Timsort function. From the wikipedia page I was told the algorithm is located somewhere here: http://hg.python.org/cpython/file/default/Objects/listobject.c

So of all the functions in there, could somebody point to me which one is timsort?

posted Jun 15, 2013 by anonymous

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Actually, it looks to me like it's several of them, but the main function is here:
http://hg.python.org/cpython/file/default/Objects/listobject.c#l1902.

answer Jun 15, 2013 by anonymous
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This was the first implementation of the algorithm. The algorithm was only colloquially named "Timsort" after it was used in Python.

This the naming convention for the C implementation of builtin types' methods in the Python codebase. The C implementation listsort() corresponds with the Python method list.sort(). Similarly, listappend() is list.append(), listpop() is list.pop(), etc. C.f.

http://hg.python.org/cpython/file/default/Objects/listobject.c#l2362

answer Jun 15, 2013 by anonymous
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