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The Zipper

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 September 1997

GÉRARD HUET
Affiliation:
INRIA Rocquencourt, France

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Almost every programmer has faced the problem of representing a tree together with a subtree that is the focus of attention, where that focus may move left, right, up or down the tree. The Zipper is Huet's nifty name for a nifty data structure which fulfills this need. I wish I had known of it when I faced this task, because the solution I came up with was not quite so efficient or elegant as the Zipper.

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© 1997 Cambridge University Press

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