Crate extsort[][src]

The extsort crate exposes external sorting (i.e. on disk sorting) capability on arbitrarily sized iterator, even if the generated content of the iterator doesn't fit in memory. Once sorted, it returns a new sorted iterator.

In order to remain efficient for all implementations, extsort doesn't handle serialization, but leaves that to the user.

The sorter can optionally use rayon to sort the in-memory buffer. It is generally faster when the buffer size is big enough for parallelism to have an impact over its overhead.


extern crate extsort;
extern crate byteorder;

use extsort::*;
use byteorder::{ReadBytesExt, WriteBytesExt};
use std::io::{Read, Write};

#[derive(Debug, Eq, PartialEq, Ord, PartialOrd)]
struct MyStruct(u32);

impl Sortable for MyStruct {
    fn encode<W: Write>(&self, write: &mut W) {

    fn decode<R: Read>(read: &mut R) -> Option<MyStruct> {

let sorter = ExternalSorter::new();
let reversed_data = (0..1000).rev().map(MyStruct).into_iter();
let sorted_iter = sorter.sort(reversed_data).unwrap();
let sorted_data: Vec<MyStruct> = sorted_iter.collect();

let expected_data = (0..1000).map(MyStruct).collect::<Vec<MyStruct>>();
assert_eq!(sorted_data, expected_data);


pub use crate::sorter::ExternalSorter;
pub use crate::sorter::Sortable;
pub use crate::sorter::SortedIterator;