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Subject: Re: [boost] Interval Trees & ICL
From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-17 19:23:49

Hi Bruce,

Bruce Adams wrote:
> That is an interesting idea. However, I see the method (or at least some
> implementations of it) are covered by a patent.

I don't look at patents. Everything I've described is either my own
(re-)invention or taken from the 1981 paper "Multidimensional Range
Search in Dynamically Balanced Trees" by Tropf and Herzog that is
linked from the Z-curve Wikipedia page.

> Presumably that could affect its adoption into boost?

I doubt it.

Regards, Phil.

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