Hi my name is Robert Davenport. My interest is in natural language (english) processing. My program currently features a precedence parser (of the type usually used for mathematical equations) and a flattening mechanism the results of which are applied directly to the database. I am a believer in Pick systems (and its three marks) and I believe my "trees in a single pick record (string)", because it is contiguous, presents significant advantages over traditional pointer based systems. Anything less is simply a good advertisement for using C.