The Tree ● The heart of ShofarNexus

The Tree is the defining structure of the internal data in ShofarNexus, as well as how data is stored, and how it is identified over the network.

A Tree structure is based on a Root (“@”) with one or more Branches built on that Root. Each Branch can have zero or more Branches built on it. A Branch can be normally considered as a file. The Tree continues within a Branch with Leaves. Like branches, each Leaf can have zero or more Leaves built on it.

In the program’s memory there is a single Root Object, and numerous Branch Objects built on it. This part of the Tree directly corresponds to the Internet in the sense that a Site, such as “ShofarNexus.com” is found by starting at the Root, then the “Com” Branch, then the “ShofarNexus” child Branch, and finally the “@” Branch which identifies we have moved from the Host to the Site itself.

This process can continue from the Site Branch to a specific Branch in the Site. For example “/_Help,Tree” would be found by continuing from the Site Branch to the “_Help” child Branch and then the “Tree” Branch.

To specify a specific Leaf Object within a Branch is done by a Leaf pointer in the Branch Object. Therefore the “Glob,Stuff” Leaf is found from a Branch by looking for a Leaf Object of Kind Glob, then a child of a Kind Glob with a key of “Stuff”. The full identity of this object is “ShofarNexus.com/_Help,Tree~Glob,Stuff”

ShofarCoin™
Help Library

Core

Dev

Kind

Kit

Leaf

Map

Message

Net

Overview

Packet

Primitives

Run

Secure

Session

Site

Socket

Sprint

Stack

Tool

The Tree

The Tree ● The heart of ShofarNexus
URL

URL Scheme

URL Host (Domain)

URL Port

URL Path (Segments)

URL Query

URL Fragment

Object
Branch
Host
Site
Leaf
Layer

Tables versus Trees