python binary search

Peter Hansen peter at
Sun Oct 28 14:08:17 CET 2001

Christy J wrote:
> I need a binary search tree in python that uses classes. I'm trying to
> count words from a file and spit out the number of times they occur
> and in alphabetical order. I got  bintree[ [key, data], left, right]
> but don't know how to implement using classes.

I'd be interested to hear which school is teaching with Python.

Schools progressive enough to take a chance (a small one, mind
you, but they don't usually seem to think so) on something 
not mainstream (i.e. not Java) are few and far between.

Peter Hansen, P.Eng.
peter at

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