[Haskell-cafe] Algorithms

P. R. Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Sun Mar 18 07:40:48 EDT 2007

>>P. R. Stanley:
>> > "When you write a general solution for a class of problems, as opposed
>> > to a specific solution to a single problem, you have written an 
>> algorithm."
>> > Discuss!
>>Follow this algorithm of three easy steps to solve any problem:
>>A. understand the problem
>>B. decompose or reduce it into subproblems
>>C. solve the subproblems
>Reply to reply:
>This algorithm has a flaw in that it solves a single problem.  With 
>some slight modification you can generalise it.
>A. understand the problem
>B. identify commonality with other, related problems
>C. decompose these problems into generalised subproblems
>D. solve the subproblems
P. R. Stanley
yes, this is good. So, let's start with A. How would you sope the 
problem? What's your algorithm for identifying problems?
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