One of the many things my non-programmer friends needs to learn!

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    A matter of vision. Even in real world you don't look at a tree from above, that's why the root (at least I think so).

    The more you go above, the more splits there are. It's flipped when rendering (e.g. image) probably because people got used to scrolling down for everything. :D
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    And a parent may kill its child after its function is done.
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    Does anyone know or care to guess how this peculiar naming convention came about? I'm curious
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    When working on data structures it's helpful to imagine the structure in Australia. Meaning a tree grows from the ground down.

    (Or just flip the Y axis, but my method is more fun)
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