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On Monday 07 February 2011 06:58:51 David Given wrote:
> On 07/02/11 11:27, Alexander Gladysh wrote:

> > Is there a generic-enough dependency tree resolver module for Lua?
> Oddly enough, I just wrote one --- I don't know whether it's *right*,
> but it appears to do the job I need.
> The code is trivial: construct a directed graph of dependencies, where
> each node has edges pointing at the nodes it depends on. Now search the
> graph for a node with no parents. Remove the node (while building,
> logging, outputting it, or whatever). Repeat until there are no nodes
> left. For extra credit check the graph for cycles first.

That is soooooo cool. I never took computer science courses so I'd rather ask 
a dumb question than make a dumb mistake: Can I assume by "directed graph" you 
mean this:

Can I safely assume that besides keeping nodes in your directed graph, you 
keep those same nodes as keys in a table for quick lookup in case several 
things depend on one node?



Steve Litt
Recession Relief Package