Perl Weekly Challenge 142: Sleep Sort

by Abigail


Another joke sort similar to JortSort suggested by champion Adam Russell.

You are given a list of numbers.

Write a script to implement Sleep Sort. For more information, please checkout this post.


This is a stupid joke.

Since Sleep Sort critically depends on sleeping with a low tolerance on time slept, it cannot be implemented on most Unix systems, including most Linux systems (RTLinux being an exception). You need a real time operating system.

I am not even aware of any real time operating system which runs perl.

Furthermore, a sleep sort implementation needs threads. I'm not going to recompile perl to implement a stupid joke. And I'm certainly not going to buy a box to run a real time OS on.


Nothing to see here. Please move on.

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