Sleep Sort in Python

Published on 02 October 2020 (Updated: 02 October 2020)

Welcome to the Sleep Sort in Python page! Here, you'll find the source code for this program as well as a description of how the program works.

Current Solution

import sys
import threading
from time import sleep

def arg_to_list(string):
    return [int(x.strip(" "), 10) for x in string.split(',')]

def sleep_sort(i, output):

def error_and_exit():
    print('Usage: please provide a list of at least two integers to sort in the format "1, 2, 3, 4, 5"')

def main():
    if len(sys.argv) == 1 or not sys.argv[1] or len(sys.argv[1].split(",")) == 1:

    array = arg_to_list(sys.argv[1])

    threads = []
    output = []
    for i in array:
        arg_tuple = (i, output)
        thread = threading.Thread(target=sleep_sort, args=arg_tuple)

    for thread in threads:



Sleep Sort in Python was written by:

If you see anything you'd like to change or update, please consider contributing.

Note: The solution shown above is the current solution in the Sample Programs repository as of Oct 15 2020 22:17:17. The solution was first committed on Oct 02 2020 02:28:25. As a result, documentation below may be outdated.

How to Implement the Solution

No 'How to Implement the Solution' section available. Please consider contributing.

How to Run the Solution

No 'How to Run the Solution' section available. Please consider contributing.