Geoffrey Challen // 2020.11.0

Create a public class named Mergesort that provides a single instance method (this is required for testing) named mergesort. mergesort accepts an IntArray and returns a sorted (ascending) IntArray. You should not modify the passed array.

Mergesort should extend Merge, and its parent provides several helpful methods:

  • fun merge(first: IntArray, second: IntArray): IntArray: this merges two sorted arrays into a second sorted array.
  • fun copyOfRange(original: IntArray, from: Int, to: Int): IntArray: this acts as a wrapper on java.util.Arrays.copyOfRange, accepting the same arguments and using them in the same way.

(You can't use java.util.Arrays in this problem for reasons that will become obvious if you inspect the rest of the documentation...)

Note that you do need to use merge and call it the correct number of times. This will be tested during grading. You should use an array of size 1 or 0 as your base case.