Performing Breadth First Search recursively

(I’m assuming that this is just some kind of thought exercise, or even a trick homework/interview question, but I suppose I could imagine some bizarre scenario where you’re not allowed any heap space for some reason [some really bad custom memory manager? some bizarre runtime/OS issues?] while you still have access to the stack…) Breadth-first …

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When is it practical to use Depth-First Search (DFS) vs Breadth-First Search (BFS)? [closed]

That heavily depends on the structure of the search tree and the number and location of solutions (aka searched-for items). If you know a solution is not far from the root of the tree, a breadth first search (BFS) might be better. If the tree is very deep and solutions are rare, depth first search …

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