Suppose there is a contest going on , and there is a question on interval trees.
Then "can" or rather "should" we ask on forums about the implementation of a interval tree. Because that makes no difference you see, an interval tree is so trivial, there is nothing new about it . (and to solve given problem you will atleast have to apply your mind , after implementing that tree)
And if there is a question on tree , then are we not allowed to discuss anything about tree?Like I want to know how many trees can be formed with n nodes.
Then if it helps a little bit , should we ask or not?
So, Actually I want to ask is that , should we ask a "trivial" question or not , given that it might help me solving that problem.
[for people who think that we should not ask, one question , with these competitions running like marathons , when will we get chance to ask others?]
-As I have seen Petr also discusses with his friends when he gets in trouble.
( although I am not sure whether he did it after the contest or during , but I think he did it during the contest.)