Sleep Sort in Python

Published on 28 April 2022 (Updated: 25 September 2022)

Sleep Sort in Python

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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:



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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 As a result, documentation below may be outdated.

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