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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Fundamentals Question on CoucheDB's append only b+tree.
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:27:34 GMT
what Randall said :P

On 13 March 2012 19:31, Randall Leeds <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:40, Robert Newson <> wrote:
>> There's no linked list running between the leafs. A b+tree doesn't
>> require one, though it's a common addition. The b+tree algorithm is a
>> revision over a binary tree (where inner nodes point strictly at one
>> left and one right item). To be a b+tree you need to hold many
>> pointers on an inner node.
> I thought being a B-tree was to have many pointers in inner nodes, being a
> B+tree was to have *only* pointers in inner nodes and the values all at the
> leaf nodes.
> Whatever it's called, the latter is what CouchDB has.

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