Swap Sort in C++ with PDL

In this example code, the PDL comments have been highlighted to help you identify them more easily.


The purpose of a swap sort is to put an array of numbers into
sequential order. This sorting is accomplished by comparing the
values of two adjacent values in the array. If the two numbers are
already in proper numerical order, the numbers remain in position.
If the two adjacent numbers are out of proper sequence, their
positions are interchanged.

The function needs to know the content of an array of numbers and
the count of numbers in that array.

Last modification done on:  June 6, 2000.

The output of this program should look like this:

Contents of original array:
8 3 5 1

Contents of 'swapped' array:
1 3 5 8

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#include <iostream.h>

void main()
    int Temp;
    int MAX = 4;
    int ArrayToSort[4] = {8, 3, 5, 1}; 

    // Display contents of the original array

    cout << "Contents of original array: \n" ;
    for (int First = 0; First < MAX; First++)
        cout << ArrayToSort[First] << " ";
    cout << endl;
    // Loop, counting down from the count of numbers to 1

    for (int i = (MAX-1); i > 0; i--)
        // Loop, counting from 1 to the current value of the outer loop counter

        for (int j = 0; j < (MAX-1); j++)
            // (Assuming the value of the inner loop index is n:)
            // If the nth element in the array is larger than the (n+1)th element

            if (ArrayToSort[j] > ArrayToSort[j + 1])
                // Assign the nth array element to a temporary variable

                Temp = ArrayToSort[j];

                // Assign the (n+1)th array element to the nth array element

                ArrayToSort[j] = ArrayToSort[j+1];
                // Assign the temporary variable to the (n+1)th element in the array

                ArrayToSort[j+1] = Temp;

            }    // End if
        }    // End loop
    }    // End loop

    // Display contents of the sorted array

    cout << "\nContents of 'swapped' array: \n" ;
    for (int newFirst = 0; newFirst < MAX; newFirst++)
        cout << ArrayToSort[newFirst] << " ";
    cout << endl << endl;

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Created by Allan Caine, Laura Drever, Gorana Jankovic, Megan King, and Marie Lewis.
Revised by Vince Sorensen and Mandy Aldcorn.
Last Modified: June 8, 2000
Copyright 2000 Department of Computer Science, University of Regina.

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