Can we store a struct in place of vertex. struct { int v, update_count; }

run dijkstra's algorithm and whenever a node is updated we will increase update_count value. If update_count value is greater than V(no of nodes) we will know that there is negative weight cycle. Is this a viable solution.

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    $\begingroup$ What is your question? $\endgroup$
    – lox
    Jul 7 '19 at 18:42

No. In a graph with $n$ nodes, Dijkstra's algorithm never updates a node more than $n-1$ times, so your test will never change anything. More fundamentally, negative-weight edges or cycles don't cause Dijkstra to get into infinite loops; they just make it give wrong answers in some cases.

This answer on Stack Overflow gives more detail.


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