I was reading a cryptography textbook, and I came across an algorithm that reminded me why I often dislike descriptions of algorithms in textbooks. This is a short post going over this example, and thinking about how to improve these descriptions.

 January 16, 2021
 6 minutes
Let's Describe Algorithms Better 
 December 05, 2020
 4 minutes
A simple algorithm for UNIX's TreeThis morning I decided to implement my own version of UNIX’s classic
tree
command in Rust. I thought the algorithm was both nontrivial, and interesting enough to warrant a quick blog post.