maxDepth() Solution (C/C++)
/*
Compute the "maxDepth" of a tree -- the number of nodes along
the longest path from the root node down to the farthest leaf node.
*/
int maxDepth(struct node* node) {
if (node==NULL) {
return(0);
}
else {
// compute the depth of each subtree
int lDepth = maxDepth(node->left);
int rDepth = maxDepth(node->right);
// use the larger one
if (lDepth > rDepth) return(lDepth+1);
else return(rDepth+1);
}
}