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Re: Tree terminology Question: children vs descendants

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-04-16 15:33:36 CEST

Paul Burba wrote:
> While working on merge-tracking these last few weeks a question on tree
> terminology came up:
>
> In this tree:
>
> A
> |___
> | |
> B C
> | |___
> | | |
> D E F
>
> When we talk about A's children do we mean B,C,D,E,F or only B and C?

When *I* say it, I mean [B, C].

> In the doc string for functions like discover_and_merge_children() we
> use "child" to mean the former, i.e. all descendants of A.

That's no good. Call those "descendants".

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Mon Apr 16 15:33:46 2007

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