# Help needed: Is Quick-Union-Find the right solution to this problem ?

Discussion in 'C Programming' started by aredo3604gif@yahoo.com, Apr 11, 2005.

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The user can dynamically enter and change the rule connection between
objects. The rule is a "<" and so given two objects:
a < b simply means that b < a can't be set, also it must be a != b.
And with three objects a < b , b < c means a < c

I studied Quick Union Find algorithms a bit and if I understood them
correctly, once the user gives the input setting the rules/connection
between objects, the algorithm will give as output the result of the
solved connections between objects.

As far as I check on the array or given list of objects from user
input that it's never added anything like a = b nor b<a when a<b it's
already in the list, would it work as expected so that I know which
objects in the list are "the strongest" ones as per user given rules ?

I tried thinking about using simple logic like AND,OR,XOR of compare
results values but I couldn't find a way to ensure that the
transitivity rule could be mantained.

So, is a DAG or Quick Union Find the way to go ?

My only concern about Quick Union Find is that it constructs a graph
with a single highest level root like a tree, right ? But if I am not
wrong the user could set things in such a way that the graph would
have more than one "root" .. ?!