# RFC 05: [open] Implementation of “Chinese postman problem (CPP)” algorithm

Date: |
2010/11/22 |

Author: |
Daniel Kastl |

Contact: |
daniel at georepublic.de |

Last Edited: |
2010/11/22 |

Status: |
Draft (xxxx/xx/xx) |

## Overview

In graph theory, a branch of mathematics, the Chinese postman problem (CPP),
postman tour or route inspection problem is to find a shortest closed path or
circuit that visits every edge of a (connected) undirected graph. When the graph
has an Eulerian circuit (a closed walk that covers every edge once), that
circuit is an optimal solution.

Alan Goldman of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards first coined the name
‘Chinese Postman Problem’ for this problem, as it was originally studied by the
Chinese mathematician Mei-Ku Kuan in 1962.

[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Route_inspection_problem]

## Implementation Details

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## Backwards Compatibilty Issues

Are not expected

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