Sorting words with a fast, effincient sorting method
Hello, I'm a newbie to the site, but a rookie programmer, sorta. What I need to do is pull in a list of words then sort them alphabetically. I have a few ideas nut I need you're help. First off I planned (but am willing to change) to use apstring, which is what we used in my computer science event in UIL, but I don't know how to get it for my home compiler. This however isn't my problem.
Once I had the actual words I was going to go through and put all the words with A at the beginning in a array, then b's and so on (once again willing to change). Then use some sort of sorting algorithom to sort them and combine all the arrays back into one list again. Should I try and use quicksort somehow, or should I go a different route. Please note that I need this to be quick and the list of words will vary wildly, as in there might be a few hundred THOUSAND words to deal with. Thanks for all the help.