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Why quicksort is called quick though it is not the fastest?

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Why quicksort is called quick though it is not the fastest?
posted Nov 12, 2014 by anonymous

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Nice catch :) never thought about this

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If Quicksort was the fastest, wouldn't it be called Quickest-Sort?

answer Nov 12, 2014 by Ronak Jain
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Agree with what Ronak has said, but the answer lies in the history which is based on the paper of Tony Hoare (1962) which was about a sorting algorithm which was quicker than the other so he published a paper called Quicksort.

Paper was

answer Nov 12, 2014 by Tapesh Kulkarni
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