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#1 Guest_edwinsweep_*

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:57 AM

hi everybody i know this isnt really on topic here but i dont know any other place to post this:).
yesterday a friend showed me a short script in VB and asked me what whas wrong with it.
i would'nt know i dont read VB.
the intention of the script is to solve sudoku puzzles.
so i whas thinking would php be a good script to do this.
altough it isnt designed for it, php does have a lot of calculation function in it.
if anybody has an idea if its possible at all!
please let me know.
and what do you think would be better. VB or PHP?
thanks in advance!

#2 keeB

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:06 PM

It can be done in both, of course.. because they both support arrays and that's really the only way you could solve it.

PHP could do this but the limitations are the input data and the ui.. VB has the data and ui part sorted out quite easily, but the back end part would be a little iffy...

Sooooooo, to answer your question? Programmers preference.

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#3 Barand

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:28 PM

Given PHP's dynamic array abilty and the richness of array functions (array_intersect(), array_diff() etc) I'd rather tackle the Sudoko problem with PHP than with VB.

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