Sorting out garbage like a geek

Sorting algorithms. They’re pretty geeky, and you probably don’t want me to tell why. Fair enough. Most wise kids stay far from it.

But I read this somewhere (don’t ask) and it kept spinning in my head the past few days:

“People overfocus on efficiency over clarity and simplicity. And most of the time the environment you’re coding in will have an efficient sort function built-in anyway.”

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