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Sorting with large volume, random access, drum storage

An approach to sorting records is described using random access drum memory. The Sort program described is designed to be a generalized, self-generating sort, applicable to a variety of record statements. This description is divided into three parts. The first part presents the operating environment; the second defines the general solution; the third part describes the internal sort-merge technique.

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