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Re: Re: PGA Golf, Round 1

by chipmunk (Parson)
on May 28, 2001 at 07:39 UTC ( #83687=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: PGA Golf, Round 1
in thread PGA Golf, Round 1

I'm afraid that your solutions to 1, 3, 4, and 5 must be disqualified.

Hole 1 specifies returning the fifth word; your solution returns some extra whitespace. Additionally, there may be no whitespace after the fifth word, or after any of the words: first-second!third+fourth*fifth.

For Hole 3, the entire string must consist of the repeated substring. This was demonstrated in the examples, where 'ababab' results in 'ab' but 'ababaaa' results in ''.

Hole 4 asks for a list of characters, rather than a string. Looks like that one tripped up a lot of people. :)

Hole 5 features a common gotcha; a correct solution must handle the case where all the values in the list are negative. Another one that a lot of people don't catch. :)

We tried to make things a little easier at the actual tournament by providing a test scaffold for each hole, which the participants could use to test their code on sample input. Solving these holes is much harder without that.

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