Wikipedia lists the implementation of quicksort as:
```
algorithm quicksort(A, lo, hi) is
if lo < hi then
p := partition(A, lo, hi)
quicksort(A, lo, p - 1)
quicksort(A, p + 1, hi)
algorithm partition(A, lo, hi) is
pivot := A[hi]
i := lo
for j := lo to hi do
if A[j] < pivot then
swap A[i] with A[j]
i := i + 1
swap A[i] with A[hi]
return i
```

Here, the indeces `[lo..i-1]`

have values less than the pivot, while
`[i..j]`

are great or equal to the pivot.
#### § The version I prefer

```
void qs(int l, int r) {
if (r - l < 0) return;
int part = a[r];
int getill = r;
int lttill = l-1;
while(!(lttill+1 >=getill || getill-1 <=lttill)) {
if (a[getill-1] < part) {
SWAP(getill-1, lttill+1);
lttill++;
} else {
getill--;
}
}
assert(getill - lttill == 1);
SWAP(getill, r);
qs(l, lttill);
qs(getill+1, r);
}
```

This implementation to me makes very clear to me what information is "known":
- The segments that is strictly less than the partition.
- The segment that is strictly great or equal the partition.

It also makes clear what is being "probed"/"tentative":
- anything we are accessing as
`+-1`

is not known yet, we are feeling outthe boundaries of our partitions.

The termination condition is clear: when one partition starts reaching into
the other partitions resources, its done.
Due to using closed intervals everywhere, it's very easy to see precisely
what data starts and ends where.
What version of quicksort do you prefer? Drop me an email!