in reply to Re^5: Perl is dying (better sorting than the ST)
in thread Perl is dying

Optimisation, yes; premature, how? Please show me how maintenance or verifiability suffers in any way from picking this algorithm over the ST. Tuples would help the ST, but even if its key container overhead were much smaller, itíd still be O(n), whereas itís O(1) for this algorithm.

Makeshifts last the longest.