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From Andre Fischer <awf....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] "difficulty" field for Bugzilla
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:47:59 GMT
On 24.10.2012 22:28, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> @Regina,
>
>   Yes, Wizard is a reference to the level of mastery that a solver must
> possess, and is one of those "which one of these words does not belong"
> solutions.
>
> There is a well-known *logarithmic* difficulty scale that has been used
> over 40 years for problem difficulty.  It might be worth adapting:
>
>   (after unknown),
>
>    00 easy - immediately solvable by someone willing to do it
>    10 simple - takes minutes
>    20 medium, average - quarter hour
>    30 moderate, an evening
>    40 difficult, challenging, non-trivial (term project, GSoC...)
>    50 unsolved, deep, requires a breakthrough, research
>       (PhD dissertation)
>    60 intractable (that I just made up - probably not something that
>       is technically feasible regardless of skill, Nobel Prize,
>       P = NP, etc.)

Is this not similar to what Knuth used (uses) in his "Art of Computer 
Programming" series?

-Andre


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