Moving node to another tree fails when children present #1689

ashishmarwal opened this Issue Mar 7, 2014 · 2 comments


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A simple case can be found at:

myTree:   rootNode
          /\      \
         /  \      \
        /    \      \
    Node 1  Node 2  Node 3
            / \
           /   \
    Node 2.1    Node 2.2

In the example demonstrated above, I am trying to move Node 2 along with it's children to targetTree. The move runs into a call to _adoptNode() with undefined node.

Upon debugging I realized that this is happening during the move of child nodes. In the first pass when Node 2.1 (index 0) is removed from the tree for Node 2, the underlying children array gets modified and the indexes become invalid. So the second pass doesn't find anything present at the expected position (index 1):

for (var i = 0, len = node.children.length; i < len; i++) {
     this._adoptNode(node.children[i], {silent: true});

I saw a comment in the same file's insertNode() function talking about something similar, but that doesn't convince me as in that case the functionality doesn't accomplish its goal.


@rgrove rgrove self-assigned this Mar 7, 2014
rgrove commented Mar 12, 2014

Thanks for the report and the test case! I'll look into this soon.

In the meantime, a simple workaround for this would probably be to just manually remove Node 2 from its original tree before adding it to the targetTree.


Thank you Ryan!

@rgrove rgrove closed this Apr 3, 2014
@rgrove rgrove was unassigned by jlecomte Mar 13, 2015
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