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ArraySorter (recursive quicksort)
Class ArraySorter
Simple class to sort an array using recursive QuickSort
For bigger collections use ArraySortProvider
@author Jiri Krakora
@date 13.6.2012
@version 1.00
Dim array(5) As Integer
Let array(0) = 7
Let array(1) = 3
Let array(2) = 8
Let array(3) = 9
Let array(4) = 2
Let array(5) = 1
Dim sorter As New ArraySorter(array)
Dim i As Long
For i = 0 To sorter.UpperBound
Print sorter.SortedArray(i)
Public Class ArraySorter
Private oArray As Variant
There is dependency on array to be sorted
@param fixed or dynamic array of any primitive type - strings or numbers
Public Sub New(arr As Variant)
Dim l As Long
Dim r As Long
Dim dt As Integer
Let dt = DataType(arr)
If dt > 8000 Then
Let Me.oArray = arr
Let l = LBound(oArray)
Let r = UBound(oArray)
Call Me.Quicksort(Me.oArray, l, r)
Let Me.oArray = Evaluate(|""|)
End If
End Sub
Public Property Get SortedArray As Variant
Let SortedArray = Me.oArray
End Property
Public Property Get UpperBound As Integer
Let UpperBound = UBound(Me.oArray)
End Property
Recursive function for sorting
@param array to be sorted
@param left bound to start from
@param right bound to end with
Private Sub Quicksort(array As Variant, l As Long, r As Long)
Dim i As Long
Dim boundary As Long
If l < r Then
Let boundary = l
' get boundary position for pivot
For i = l + 1 To r
If array(i) < array(l) Then
Let boundary = boundary + 1
Call Swap(array, i, boundary)
End If
' set pivot as a boundary
Call Me.Swap(array, l, boundary)
' sort left part (smaller) of the array
Call Quicksort(array, l, boundary)
' sort right part (greater) of the array
Call Quicksort(array, boundary + 1, r)
End If
End Sub
Swap two values in the array
@param array to be sorted
@param left position
@param right position
Private Sub Swap(array As Variant, l As Long, r As Long)
Dim tmp As Variant
Let tmp = array(r)
Let array(r) = array(l)
Let array(l) = tmp
End Sub
End Class
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