Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Tue Jul 7 15:22:34 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 07:35, Christopher Hegarty -Sun Microsystems Ireland
>>    2) With the addition of @throws IllegalArgumentException, this
>>      condition cannot be met with the old merge sort right, i.e. running
>>      with -Djava.util.Arrays.useLegacyMergeSort=true. So we're saying
>>      that all bets are off when running with this property set?
>> No.  Please re-read the @throws IllegalArgumentException.
>> It is carefully worded to make no promises at all.  All bets are off -
>> period.
> OK great. But just to clarify, what exactly does "if the natural order of
> the array elements is found to violate the Comparable contract" mean?

"natural order" is defined in the Comparable javadoc.


We could use @linkplain to the Comparable spec, as elsewhere in java.util.

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