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In Coursera, Red-Black BSTs (2012), Robert Sedgewick says this: A lot of people ask why did we use the name red–black. Well, we invented this data structure, this way of looking at balanced trees, at Xerox PARC which was the home of the personal computer and many other innovations that we live with today entering[sic] graphic user interfaces, ...


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Communication protocols are, by definition, sets of rules that govern the formats and interactions between communicating parties. These rules may be implicit and informal, as in typical everyday social interactions between people. But electronics, and digital computers especially, require things to be far more explicit and formalized in order for reliable ...


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An Activation object is the object used to hold the properties that describe the environment and scope of an executing function. It is on this object that function arguments for example, are stored. By definition, to ACTIVATE something is to cause that thing to act or FUNCTION. So when you hear 'Activation object', think 'FUNCTION' object, or better yet, the ...



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