Re: Older Sibling?

David Brownell wrote:
> Perhaps.  If you got used to using it, the linked list implementation
> would accumulate some bizarre costs since it'd need to recompute that
> property pretty often ... but that'd be more reasonable than asking for
> a specific "is this child before that one" primitive, as you'd seemed
> to be suggesting!

Furthermore, if the element is part of an entity, then no single index
will work, as the element node may be in the tree in multiple places.


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Received on Monday, 28 February 2000 18:40:06 UTC