Memory overhead for trees?

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Fri Aug 16 02:54:32 CEST 2002


    >> I'm toying with the idea of converting an existing LISP system into
    >> Python.  The system uses a lot of real trees, I mean, more deep than
    >> wide on average.

    Paul> If it's a binary tree that's reasonably balanced, the usual
    Paul> representation is a linear array like in the heapsort algorithm.

Funny thing.  A heap module was added to the standard library in the past
week or two.

Skip




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