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That much is obvious ... but, therefore, Roman Numerals seems a very peculiar example to use.   I would have expected to find such a presentation presenting a problem which actually requires a search of an intractably-large space ... or, ex minimis, one that actually requires searching of some space.   And, since this one clearly doesn’t, I will be most curious to see if that characteristic affects the final solution, when it is finally (and after much dramatic fanfare) presented.   This example puts on a dramatic search (claimed to take billions of years) for something that need not be searched-for at all.   An illiterate peasant could do it ... and did.   When the white rabbit is finally revealed, will it be breathtaking – or a subtle fallacy?   Why this choice, and, does it matter?

And as for “golf,” yeah, I know.   I too have seen it played.   But it would be a lot more interesting if the most-efficient algorithm for solving the actual representative-problem were what is presented “in the least number of keystrokes.”   This is on the one hand very interesting and computer-sciency, as I have already said, but the choice of example-problem puzzles me.   This one’s going from Ft. Worth to Dallas by way of Moscow and Sydney, and insisting that you aren’t even allowed to drive.

I would hope, also, that it is understood by all that I am saying this in the friendly point-of-view of someone who’s munching popcorn waiting for the fourth and final installment of the serial to be spooled into the projector.

In reply to Re: At the risk of saying something stupid-but-obvious about Roman Numerals by sundialsvc4
in thread At the risk of saying something stupid-but-obvious about Roman Numerals by sundialsvc4

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