I need HELP doing a binary search

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> On Fri, 3 Oct 1997 13:42:29 -0700, "Joe Clark"

> > Just curious, if the array is already in order, why do you need a binary

> >search routine. Also, since your array is so small, why not the brute force

> >sequential search & compare method?

> <snip>

> Looks like he just wants help with his homework, Joe.

Ohh, no! It was in part all the "do my homework" posts that drove

been a few years, and we have better filtering technologies now.

:-)

Anyway, I mainly wanted to point out that a binary search *requires*

that the data already be sorted, since it's an algorithm for looking

up data quickly, rather than a sorting method. For a small array,

however, a sequential search may indeed be just as efficient.

[snip]

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