◆ stable_sort() [4/4]

template<typename RandomAccessIterator , typename StrictWeakOrdering >
void thrust::stable_sort ( RandomAccessIterator  first,
RandomAccessIterator  last,
StrictWeakOrdering  comp 

stable_sort is much like sort: it sorts the elements in [first, last) into ascending order, meaning that if i and j are any two valid iterators in [first, last) such that i precedes j, then *j is not less than *i.

As the name suggests, stable_sort is stable: it preserves the relative ordering of equivalent elements. That is, if x and y are elements in [first, last) such that x precedes y, and if the two elements are equivalent (neither x < y nor y < x) then a postcondition of stable_sort is that x still precedes y.

This version of stable_sort compares objects using a function object comp.

firstThe beginning of the sequence.
lastThe end of the sequence.
compComparison operator.
Template Parameters
RandomAccessIteratoris a model of Random Access Iterator, RandomAccessIterator is mutable, and RandomAccessIterator's value_type is convertible to StrictWeakOrdering's first_argument_type and second_argument_type.
StrictWeakOrderingis a model of Strict Weak Ordering.

The following code demonstrates how to sort integers in descending order using the greater<int> comparison operator.

#include <thrust/sort.h>
const int N = 6;
int A[N] = {1, 4, 2, 8, 5, 7};
// A is now {8, 7, 5, 4, 2, 1};
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