On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 11:56:17AM +0200, Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
> >From an implementation point of view, the only difference between
> >breadth-first and depth-first is that your tuplestore needs to be LIFO
> >instead of FIFO.
> Are you sure? I think a LIFO tuplestore would simply return reversed
> breadth-first order. Depth-first means for every new record descend into
> another recursion first then continue with the next record on the right.

Say your tree looks like: 
Root->A, D 

LIFO pushes A and D. It then pops A and pushes B and C. B and C have no
children and are returned. Then D is popped and E and F pushed. So the
returned order is: A,B,C,D,E,F. You could also do B,C,A,E,F,D if you

FIFO pushes A and D. It then pops A and puts B and C at *the end*. It
then pops D and pushes E and F at the end. So you get the order

Hope this helps,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> Please line up in a tree and maintain the heap invariant while 
> boarding. Thank you for flying nlogn airlines.

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