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Documentum 6.5 Content Management Foundations by Pawan Kumar

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Talking about trees

Let's digress briefly to talk about trees in computer science. In this book, we will discuss at least three kinds of trees—folder trees, version trees, and virtual document trees. It is important to be unambiguous, succinct, and consistent about tree terminology to avoid confusion.

The tree structure borrows its name from the trees in nature due to its analogous features. It can have a root, a trunk, branches, and leaves like the natural trees. It also defines nodes and edges or links as additional concepts. The concepts of a trunk and branches are typically useful when talking about version trees. These two concepts may already be familiar to you if you have used a revision control system (also known as source control, version ...

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