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December 27, 2008

Excessive desire

devadutta @ 11:51 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1230421915 ) Play

1 discovered this algorithm first. 2 independently discovered it again 27 years later. 3 discovered it again 2 years later. Which?
1. 645795645323486530b6c1fbc913e1f2 2. 570e0ff4e3667830ccc1ca2894c66808 3. db37c97dcd560111c1fa955f80601cdf

Hint: Every guy who has got screwed for using goto statements in C/C++ will know 3.

Cracked by: sriram , username , Goyal. Very Nice!

Answer:

1. Vojtěch Jarník
2. Robert Prim
3. Edsger Dijkstra

The DJP algorithm – more famously known as the Prim’s Algorithm.


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