Bruteforce meaning

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Bruteforce meaning

Postby BamaFan » Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:18 pm

I am a new member. I have seen the term Bruteforce used in many posts. What does that term mean?
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Re: Bruteforce meaning

Postby yzfwsf » Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:49 am

Correct guess confirmed by computer solver.
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Re: Bruteforce meaning

Postby Mathimagics » Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:08 am

It's two words, usually brute force, sometimes brute-force.

It is used typically to describe an algorithmic approach, or a piece of software, or a method of proof (aka "exhaustive proof").

This topic has been discussed to death previously, see HERE.

yzfwsf wrote:Correct guess confirmed by computer solver.

My learned friend, yzfwsf has demonstrated, perhaps unintentionally, the semantic quagmire in which one can become trapped, with definitions like this, especially if you spend too long in that thread. :lol:
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