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Junio C Hamano da24b1044f sort-in-topological-order: use prio-queue
Use the prio-queue data structure to implement a priority queue of
commits sorted by committer date, when handling --date-order.  The
structure can also be used as a simple LIFO stack, which is a good
match for --topo-order processing.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-06-11 15:15:21 -07:00
Junio C Hamano b4b594a315 prio-queue: priority queue of pointers to structs
Traditionally we used a singly linked list of commits to hold a set
of in-flight commits while traversing history.  The most typical use
of the list is to add commits that are newly discovered to it, keep
the list sorted by commit timestamp, pick up the newest one from the
list, and keep digging.  The cost of keeping the singly linked list
sorted is nontrivial, and this typical use pattern better matches a
priority queue.

Introduce a prio-queue structure, that can be used either as a LIFO
stack, or a priority queue.  This will be used in the next patch to
hold in-flight commits during sort-in-topological-order.

Tests and the idea to make it usable for any "void *" pointers to
"things" are by Jeff King.  Bugs are mine.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-06-11 15:15:21 -07:00