TernaryTrees

Efficient pure ternary tree Sets and Maps

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BSD3 licensed by Alex Mason

Ternary trees are an efficient structure often used for storing strings for fast lookups. This package implements a generic tree for storing lists of Ord instances, and a specialised String implementation which is about 30% faster than the generic version.

An example program is provided what shows how to use the package as a dictionary program for spell checking, and how it can be used to serialise data with Don Stewart's Data.Binary package.

From my testing, using the /usr/share/dict/words file on my system (over 230,000 words), inserting all words, checking they all exist in the tree, writing them to a binary file, reading them back in and checking the read in result is the same as the original takes slightly over 3 seconds using the StringSet. The written file is also slightly smaller than the input (by over 40% in some cases).

New in this version:

  • Fixed Other-Modules cabal entry so Internal files were added.

© 2009 by Alex Mason (http://random.axman6.com/blog/). BSD3 license.

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