origin of name heap?

Amit Gupta <emailamit@gmail.com>
Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:00:44 -0000

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From: Amit Gupta <emailamit@gmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:00:44 -0000
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: history, question, comment
Posted-Date: 10 Aug 2007 20:10:09 EDT

(not a technical question)

I am wondering about the origin of name heap, for heap data-structure
or the memory pool heap. Why was it named heap?

[I think you're going to get the same answer you got in other
newsgroups, because it's not a stack. -John]

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