/boh”goh-sort”/ (Or “stupid-sort”) The archetypical perversely awful algorithm (as opposed to bubble sort, which is merely the generic *bad* algorithm). Bogo-sort is equivalent to repeatedly throwing a deck of cards in the air, picking them up at random, and then testing whether they are in order. It serves as a sort of canonical example of awfulness. Looking at a program and seeing a dumb algorithm, one might say “Oh, I see, this program uses bogo-sort.”
Also known as “monkey sort” after the Infinite Monkey Theorem.
Compare brute force, Lasherism.
An implementation (http://stdout.org/~adam/psort).
buy one, get one free: an offer to a customer to buy an item and receive a second item free, with the requirement that the second item be of equal or lesser value: retailers that use BOGOFs. adjective acronym buy one, get one free
a member of a dualistic sect, flourishing chiefly in Bulgaria in the Middle Ages, that rejected most of the Old Testament and was strongly anticlerical in polity. Historical Examples Bulgaria Frank Fox
bogomips unit (From “bogus”, “MIPS”) The timing unit of the Linux kernel. A BogoMips is an unscientific measurement of processor speed made by the Linux kernel when it boots, to calibrate an internal busy-loop. BogoMips MiniHowto (http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/HOWTO/mini/BogoMips.html). (1999-05-06)