# Exercise 14.2.4

$\star$ We wish to augment red-black trees with an operation

`RB-ENUMERATE(x, a, b)`

that outputs all keys $k$ such that $a \le k \le b$ in a red-black tree rooted at $x$. Describe how to implement`RB-ENUMERATE`

in $\Theta(m + \lg n)$ time, where $m$ is the number of keys that are output and $n$ is the number of internal nodes in the tree. (Hint: You do not need to add new attributes to the red-black tree.)

I'd write it in code, but I feel I've done that before.

Fundamentally, there are two bits:

We find $a$ in $\O(\lg n)$ time.

We perform an in-order tree walk, but we start from $a$ instead of the minimum element, and we terminate after we find $b$. As per Exercise 12.2-7, we can do that in $m$ time.

As a reminder, the in-order tree walk can be accomplished without extra storage if we keep track of where in the tree we are, and where we are coming from. Exercise 10.4-5 implements an algorithm for that. We need to modify it slightly to work in-order as opposed to depth-first.