RT @DynamicWebPaige@twitter.com: O(1): random access to an element in a collection, dependent on indexing
O(n): list iterations
O(n^2): nested loops on the same collection
O(log n): divide and conquer
O(n log n): iterations that use divide and conquer
O(n!): adding a nested loop for every input you have
When a computer program gets a patch we mean an update which mainly fixes errors in the program.
The use of the word 'patch' dates back to the early days of modern computing where programmers literally patched the punch cards and punch tape, which were the way of giving input to the computer, with adhesive tape to correct falsely punched holes. https://mastodon.social/media/mCoFj2xnmLU9r6lZ89c