Interesting discussion. I gained something today by remembering you.
I wouldn't call it a coincidence since to me the pseudocode problem
is basically a reformulation of the original problem in terms of the
But the way to solve it is quite neat. Especially the combinatoric
Notya Bisnes, I think the story is that they both came up
with reformulations of the same problem and asked them to each other
over the same lunch. I for one find that quite amusing.
Whirligig, Now that you mention it, that's pretty much the case. I
don't know why I got hung on the "coincidence" thing. How dumb can I