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"""Topological Sort."""

#     a
#    / \
#   b  c
#  / \
# d  e
edges = {"a": ["c", "b"], "b": ["d", "e"], "c": [], "d": [], "e": []}
vertices = ["a", "b", "c", "d", "e"]


def topological_sort(start, visited, sort):
    """Perform topolical sort on a directed acyclic graph."""
    current = start
    # add current to visited
    visited.append(current)
    neighbors = edges[current]
    for neighbor in neighbors:
        # if neighbor not in visited, visit
        if neighbor not in visited:
            sort = topological_sort(neighbor, visited, sort)
    # if all neighbors visited add current to sort
    sort.append(current)
    # if all vertices haven't been visited select a new one to visit
    if len(visited) != len(vertices):
        for vertice in vertices:
            if vertice not in visited:
                sort = topological_sort(vertice, visited, sort)
    # return sort
    return sort


if __name__ == "__main__":
    sort = topological_sort("a", [], [])
    print(sort)

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