I didn't really look too closely, but it seems to be based on Red-Black trees (Red Green in the case of Christmas): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_black_tree
- Nope. For a Red-Black tree, all the leaves have to be the same color as the root, and no red nodes can have a red parent. The root here is a yellow star, the leaves are mixed colors, and both colors have instances of a node with a color that matches it's parent, so nether red nor green can be the "Red" for the algorithm. 184.108.40.206 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Then again it could just be a color scheme. 220.127.116.11 12:35, 23 April 2013 (UTC)Tyler
The title text doesn't really make sense - removing the root of a heap is a very common practice for a variety of applications. In fact, you almost always want to process heaps by removing the root. Ciotog (talk) 14:05, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
- It is common, ok. And, in fact, Billy WILL process the heap by removing the root. It makes however sense, since all heaps must be "refreshed" after you remove the root. While it takes small time for a computer, it can be lengthy for a human. And it would be probably better an unsorted array of presents, so Billy can open any present without effecting any effect (see Comic 326) --18.104.22.168 14:10, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm... The heap seems sketchy. Note the second and third levels. Not a heap by C++ standards. 22.214.171.124 22:08, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
The heap doesnt look like a heap to me (or at least not a common binary heap): the root has 4 children for a start, and it is not balanced, for seconds. 126.96.36.199 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
As a matter of fact, there's a structure that is a combination of a tree and a heap: it's called a "Treap".