Qualcomm Interview Question Software Engineer / Developers


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Rope, see: http ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope_(computer_science)

- dan on February 16, 2012 | Flag Reply
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There's no "the best" here. Gap buffers are a classical and practical solution (used by Emacs and many other editors), but they can display pathological O(n^2)-style behavior if you alternate inserting characters at the beginning and end of the buffer. However, that rarely occurs in practice with text editors. Ropes are algorithmically better behaved, but in practical text editing (as opposed to more general string manipulation situations you might find in bioinformatics) they are often beat handily by gap buffers or linked lists of lines or other "flatter" data structures.

- psykotic on February 16, 2012 | Flag Reply


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