Python program Merge sort

To write a Python Program to perform Merge sort. 
def merge_sort(alist, start, end):
    ”’Sorts the list from indexes start to end – 1 inclusive.”’
    if end – start > 1:
        mid = (start + end)//2
        merge_sort(alist, start, mid)
        merge_sort(alist, mid, end)
        merge_list(alist, start, mid, end)

def merge_list(alist, start, mid, end):
    left = alist[start:mid]
    right = alist[mid:end]
    k = start
    i = 0
    j = 0
    while (start + i < mid and mid + j < end):
        if (left[i] <= right[j]):
            alist[k] = left[i]
            i = i + 1
        else:
            alist[k] = right[j]
            j = j + 1
        k = k + 1
    if start + i < mid:
        while k < end:
            alist[k] = left[i]
            i = i + 1
            k = k + 1
    else:
        while k < end:
            alist[k] = right[j]
            j = j + 1
            k = k + 1

alist = input(‘Enter the list of numbers: ‘).split()
alist = [int(x) for x in alist]
merge_sort(alist, 0, len(alist))
print(‘Sorted list: ‘, end=”)
print(alist)

OUTPUT:
Enter the list of numbers: 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 9 8

Sorted list: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]