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The point: A well implemented binary search is O(logN) worst case, but averages O(logN - 1).

But, in order to accommodate duplicates, you are forced to recind the possibility of early discovery, which forces the average case to the worst case. Eg. The complexity changes!


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In reply to Re^8: Modified Binary Search by BrowserUk
in thread Modified Binary Search by Limbic~Region

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