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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Skiplists in C# and Smalltalk

This on data structures recently from MSDN...

Skip lists are an ingenious data structure that turns a linked list into a data structure that offers the same running time as the more complex self-balancing tree data structures... In the latter part of the article, we'll be building a skip list class in C#, which can be downloaded.

I recently had a use for a skip list in Smalltalk and could not find code I wrote a significant number of years ago. So I got out the trusty skiplist cookbook.

Fortunately I did not get far before discovering that skip lists are available "out of the box" in Squeak.

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