And the book says:
“Although its efficiency is impressive, this data structure requires considerably more work to implement than the others, and this tends to dampen its appeal in practice. We will say little about it.”
Yeah, that was helpful. And I was just ready to learn about it given the curious name.
From Algorithms by S. Dasgupta, C.H. Papadimitriou, and U.V. Vazirani available at http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/%7Evazirani/algorithms.html