Saturday, June 25, 2005

DC dumbs down Sudoku

Looks like I spoke too soon. The Deccan Chronicle has made its Sudoku puzzles as easy as those of The Hindu by making the initial board less sparse. Now it's just a question of mechanical elimination to figure out the solution. So mechanical, in fact, that I am currently working on a Java program to do this. I wanted to do this in Smalltalk initially, but my lack of familiarity with Smalltalk's collection classes (in particular, static two-dimensional arrays) made me go with Java.