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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 ( [id://292778] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

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


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):


... and ...

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

The Sidhekin
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