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Re: ASCII Pattern - Golf (Russ: 77)

by cLive ;-) (Prior)
on Sep 19, 2003 at 03:52 UTC ( #292577=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: ASCII Pattern - Golf (Russ: 77)
in thread ASCII Pattern - Golf

74 :)
$i=9;do{print$/,map{(sort abs$_-$ARGV[0],abs$i-$ARGV[1])[1]}1..9}while +--$i

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Re: Re: ASCII Pattern - Golf (The Sidhekin: 70, or no, 69)
by Sidhekin (Priest) on Sep 19, 2003 at 22:56 UTC

    A for-loop is usually shorter than a do{...}while-loop. 70 :-)

    $t=abs$ARGV[1]+$_,print$/,map{(sort$t,abs$ARGV[0]-$_)[1]}1..9for-9..-1

    If you want the newlines "right", I end up at 72:

    $t=abs$ARGV[1]+$_,print map((sort$t,abs$ARGV[0]-$_)[1],1..9),$/for-9..-1

    Update: Well, what do you know ... the string $ARGV[1]+$_ is longer than the strings ($s=pop) and $s taken together. Make those 69 and 71 (both with tie-breaker at 30 different characters):

    $t=abs,print$/,map+(sort$t,abs$ARGV[0]-$_)[1],1..9for($s=pop)-9..$s-1

    ... and ...

    $t=abs,print map((sort$t,abs$ARGV[0]-$_)[1],1..9),$/for($s=pop)-9..$s-1

    The Sidhekin
    print "Just another Perl ${\(trickster and hacker)},"

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