| TextEdit code design decision [message #1773658]
||Mon, 02 October 2017 13:31
| Gonzalo Ibars
Registered: September 2017
I analyzed thoroughly the TextEdit class and its documentation provides as follows:|
An edit tree is well formed in the following sense:
- a parent edit covers all its children
- children don't overlap
- an edit with length 0 can't have any children
I couldn't find the design reason for not allowing overlapping children. The code only throws a MalformedTreeException if a child is tried to be inserted and overlaps with their potential siblings.
Any help of why it was decided like this is very much appreciated.
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