Re: origin of name heap?

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From: napi <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 18:47:17 -0700
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 07-08-028
Keywords: storage
Posted-Date: 10 Aug 2007 21:59:23 EDT

> I am wondering about the origin of name heap, for heap data-structure
> or the memory pool heap. Why was it named heap?
> Thanks
> [I think you're going to get the same answer you got in other
> newsgroups, because it's not a stack. -John]

A stack follows the stackmanship procedure (pop and push), while a
heap can be arbitrary in terms of its retrieval and recycle
management, hence the term heap.


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