01 Jan '16, 5pm

Prime Minister of Singapore shares his C++ code for Sudoku solver

A screenshot of Prime Minister Lee's carefully commented code. Lee Hsien Loong There are few national leaders who can say that they really understand technology. Even fewer of them have written actual programming code. But Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has outdone them all by posting the source code for a program he wrote to Facebook today. The PM asked for bug reports to boot. Lee mentioned the program in a speech he gave at a reception on April 20 before IT industry leaders. "The last program I wrote was a Sudoku solver in C++ several years ago, so I’m out of date," he said. "My children are in IT, two of them—both graduated from MIT. One of them browsed a book and said, 'Here, read this.'" It was a textbook on the Haskell programming language, Lee recounted. "One day that will be my retirement reading." After the speech, Lee received a number of requests to...

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