[RC5] ogr percentage done - WHY impossible?

Markus Linnala maage at cs.tut.fi
Wed Mar 14 20:02:50 EST 2001

"Arne 'Timwi' Heizmann" <ajh65 at hermes.cam.ac.uk> writes:

> The reason why d.net has only a finite supply of Goulomb 25-rulers is
> because one 25-ruler has already been found and we are only trying to find
> a smaller one. For each given stub, you cannot predict how many nodes (of
> which there are infinitely many in total) are smaller than our known upper
> bound.

But I can't understand why it is not possible to count number of
stubs? Because that and returned stubs should give reasonable
estimate of percentage done, and how much is left.

Currenty there is no clear info where we are. If I can predict
correctly OGR-25 is about 150% done.

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