ABCPATH  ABC Path
You will be given a 2dimensional grid of letters. Find the length of the longest path of consecutive letters, starting at 'A'. Paths can step from one letter in the grid to any adjacent letter (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally).
For example, in the following grid, there are several paths from 'A' to 'D', but none from 'A' to 'E':
One such path is:
Input
Each test case will start with a line contains two integers H, W the height and width of the grid respectively 1 <= H, W <= 50. Then H lines follow each of W uppercase letters only. Input terminates with H = 0 and W = 0.
Output
For each test case print “Case C: X” without quotes where C is the case number starting with 1 and X is the solution.
Example
Sample Input: 4 3 ABE CFG BDH ABC 0 0 Sample Output: Case 1: 4
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tusharuppal:
20170618 11:22:10
just dfs with memo..otherwise tle. ;) 

anurag44:
20170616 22:51:25
Simple DFS!! 

tanijer:
20170610 20:54:21
Don't forget to reset the values for different test cases.it Costed me 7 WA.Nice Question. 

jaykay12:
20170523 23:26:13
Use Recursion with memo. Take care of Output statement.


rraj001:
20170515 12:32:14
use DFS+memo :D 

aditya9125:
20170509 13:29:36
Used DP, nothing new. 

rohit9934:
20170507 09:08:23
See Number of islands problem GeeksforGeeks Before this(If you are new in 2D Matrix Graph Traversals Like me :p 

Nafis Islam:
20170411 23:47:03
ios_base::sync_with_stdio(false) costed me a lot of wa. Dont know why sync_with_stdio creates string input problem Last edit: 20170411 23:47:45 

anurag_tangri:
20170316 18:41:15
AC after 10 WA's :(


nilabja16180:
20170308 11:02:27
dfs with memo works otherwise TLE!

Added by:  Ali Arous 
Date:  20111105 
Time limit:  0.458s 
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