Charles Nutter wrote in post #962516:
> In any case, it wasn't an arbitrary decision. We debate almost
> endlessly over these sorts of things, and I think I've taken a good
> ten years off my life due to the related stress :)
>

Just to come back to my initial post : it was not about sort, but about
sort_by.

For sort_by, you need to compute the keys, and sort the indices
according to the keys. It is not in-place sorting. Yes, optimal in-place
quicksort is unstable. But for sort_by, one could use a stable version.

Am I wrong ?
_md

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