FAQ: Trees: Python - Tree Review


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Hi again I am confused How method traverse work with this line of code nodes_to_visit = [self] do we call self. value or do we call self.children or maybe self like whole TreeNode class with this line I can’t get it, what exactly we assign

class TreeNode:
  def __init__(self, value):
    self.value = value # data
    self.children = [] # references to other nodes

  def add_child(self, child_node):
    # creates parent-child relationship
    print("Adding " + child_node.value)
  def remove_child(self, child_node):
    # removes parent-child relationship
    print("Removing " + child_node.value + " from " + self.value)
    self.children = [child for child in self.children 
                     if child is not child_node]

  def traverse(self):
    # moves through each node referenced from self downwards
    nodes_to_visit = [self]
    while len(nodes_to_visit) > 0:
      current_node = nodes_to_visit.pop()
      nodes_to_visit += current_node.children