confluently persistent data structure


Definition: A fully persistent data structure that allows meld or merge operations to combine two different versions.

See also partially persistent data structure, fully persistent data structure.

Author: PEB

More information

James R. Driscoll, Daniel D. Sleator, and Robert E. Tarjan, Fully Persistent Lists with Catenation, Journal of the ACM, 41(5):943-949, 1994.

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