I have hit a slump, my line sorting text program runs out of memory when sorting large files, the answer is using an external merge sort. basically it breaks the file into chunks, sorts them, then loads chunks of the chunks, and sorts them, then some how comes up with a fully sorted file.
I have searched the internet, with multiple search engines, for hours the past couple of days. I can't seem to find any help what so ever on this topic, I have found facts that it exists, its purpose reiterated hundreds of times, but no information on how to do it, not even a link to a book I could buy.
Im not a student trying to cheat, or a developer trying to make millions on a program. I write freeware apps, and this one is being created out of necessity, for myself and some of the company I keep.