Re: puzzle

In article <42B814ED.559E@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, pfiland@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx says...
> spinoza1111@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > The XOR solution continues to suck. Once you drop the assumption of an
> > atomic XOR, you have a BAD O(n) algorithm.
> The one and only BAD thing about it,
> is that you didn't think of it first.

LOL. He still doesn't even know why it works, or he wouldn't be asking
for a proof.

> The clever part of your Stupid solution is especially stupid.
> You have no reason to assume that the unique value is
> in the middle half of the array. Therefore on average,
> your search pattern just slows everything down.

You better watch out pete, your lawsuit for telling the truth is just
around the corner.

Randy Howard (2reply remove FOOBAR)
"I don't really care about being right you know,
I just care about success." --Steve Jobs