December 01, 2006

Patent craziness: the linked list

You think I'm kidding? Check it out:

What is claimed is:
1. A computerized list that may be traversed in at least two sequences comprising: a plurality of items that are contained in said computerized list; and a primary pointer and an auxiliary pointer for each of said items of said computerized list such that each of said items has an associated primary pointer and an associated auxiliary pointer, said primary pointer functioning as a primary linked list to direct a computer program to a first following item and defining a first sequence to traverse said computerized list, said auxiliary pointer functioning as an auxiliary linked list to direct said computer program to a second following item and defining a second sequence to traverse said computerized list. if you needed further proof that the patent system is fundamentally broken.

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