Sunday, May 15, 2011

TDM Rerun #17: Put It In A Tree

Hierarchical data appears everywhere and most of the time it must be rebuilt from simple non-hierarchical storage. Think about mail, news, CVS repositories and databases, not to mention groupware and chat forums. Trees are everywhere.

- Put It In A Tree, The Delphi Magazine 118, June 2005

This article dealt with thread sorting, an algorithm that takes a number of items connected with parent-child relationship and puts them into a tree so that they can be displayed in a nice structured way. The ideas and implementation are still perfectly valid.

Links: article (PDF, 82 KB), source code (ZIP, 241 KB).

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