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Documentation for SORT

From: John Darrington
Subject: Documentation for SORT
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 20:24:57 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

The documentation for sort says.

 The sort algorithms used by @cmd{SORT CASES} are stable.  That is,
 records that have equal values of the sort variables will have the
 same relative order before and after sorting.  As a special case,
 re-sorting an already sorted file will not affect the ordering of

The last sentence confuses me.   Why is it a special case?  Isn't that
property necessary for a stable sort?

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