[TUHS] Early non-Unix filesystems?
peter at rulingia.com
Wed Mar 23 17:02:29 AEST 2016
On 2016-Mar-23 17:49:19 +1100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
>They used to have big, mechanical machines for sorting cards. What
>did they call them? Collators?
You select a column and it sorts the cards into bins by the value of that
column. You then stack the cards out of all the bins back into the feed
hopper and sort by the next column. You'd need 8 passes to do a full sort
(given sequence numbers in 73-80).
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