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Re: Overlays as an AA-tree

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Overlays as an AA-tree
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:45:21 -0500

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  > On the other hand, the tree stays solid even with large numbers,
  > except for two notable cases: Continuously deleting at the beginning
  > or end of the buffer.  In this case the overlays sooner or later all
  > linger at the same position and the tree slowly turns into a black
  > soup -- effectively a unordered, awkward to traverse list.

Aren't there established ways to avoid this by reforming the tree?

Dr Richard Stallman
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