- Anyone who's been trained as a programmer will know what a binary tree is, and most will also know what a skip list is. They are (fairly simple) data structures used to store all types of data. Binary trees are the basis for the Red Black Tree, which is used as the implementation of the Java TreeSet class. crtn
I ask because I'd like to see the Binary Tree entry state: "Commonly used by programmers to extenuate circumstances ..." or whatever. Sort of a method to weed out non-programmers (who wouldn't understand), teach future ones, and serve as a refresher to those already present. That kind of thing.