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in thread ACA JAPH

<shameless plug>
There's a number of tips and techniques listed in Perl Golf 101 as well as in the comments to that node.
</shameless plug>

s**lil*; $*=join'',sort split q**; s;.*;grr; &&s+(.(.)).+$2$1+; $; = qq-$_-;s,.*,ahc,;$,.=chop for split q,,,reverse;print for($,,$;,$*,$/)

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by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Aug 18, 2007 at 23:09 UTC

    Wow, that's a nice node that I wasn't previously aware of. The basic shortenings I made were:

    • all variable names one char in length
    • eliminate variables where you can
    • removed quotes from strings (e.g. "FRED" -> FRED)
    • $x=1;$y=1 -> $x=$y=1
    • shift -> pop in subs
    • removed return in subs
    • split // -> /./g
    • for {...} -> ... for
    • if {...} -> ... or ...
    • ' ' -> $"
    These all seem to be mentioned in Perl Golf 101, except perhaps the last one. BTW, I've added Perl Golf 101 to the list of references in The Lighter Side of Perl Culture (Part IV): Golf.