Stratego -- Strategies for Program Transformation

JoostVisser and I have looked at a breadth first for Tools.JJTraveler. The breadth first in the Stratego library
is incorrect:
- It doesn't apply s to the root (and hence not to any node);
- It's not overall breadht-first, only breadth-first per node.

It is indeed not a correct implementation of breadth first, but it does actually apply transformations. Consider the definition:

breadth-first(s) = rec x(all(s); all(x))This first applies

`s`

to all direct subterms of the root, and then recursively applies `x`

to
the direct sub-terms. The difference with topdown is that all subterms are visited, before
visiting subterms recursively. What is a better name for this strategy? `kids-first`

maybe?
An implementation of proper breadth-first should employ a global queue data structure to which terms to be visited should be added. It is also interesting to consider using TermAnnotations to let a term point to the next term in a breadth-first traversal.

-- EelcoVisser - 09 Dec 2001

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