A quantum sort is any sorting algorithm that runs on a quantum computer. Any comparison-based quantum sorting algorithm would take at least steps, which is already achievable by classical algorithms. Thus, for this task, quantum computers are no better than classical ones. Do note, that in space-bounded sorts, quantum algorithms outperform their classical counterparts.
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- Bogosort, a sorting algorithm with a joke quantum implementation
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