ABCPATH - ABC Path
You will be given a 2-dimensional 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:
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.
For each test case print “Case C: X” without quotes where C is the case number starting with 1 and X is the solution.
Sample Input: 4 3 ABE CFG BDH ABC 0 0 Sample Output: Case 1: 4
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Nice problem. :)
nice question...be carefull about visited paths it caused me 2 TLE;
is A to B, B to C, C to B, B to C, C to D is a valid path?
No, the Longest path is from "A" to "Z"
[Retired] Fendy Kosnatha:
if after 'Z' can be back to 'A'??