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Re: Determining if a rational number terminates

by ColonelPanic (Friar)
on Nov 30, 2012 at 09:36 UTC ( #1006439=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Determining if a rational number terminates

Here's a short one:
use bigrat;print((shift()*10**1000/shift())=~?/??'N':'Y')
Is this blatant cheating? Perhaps :)

When's the last time you used duct tape on a duct? --Larry Wall

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Re^2: Determining if a rational number terminates
by tobyink (Abbot) on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:07 UTC

    This produces a deprecation warning in recent versions of Perl thanks to ?/?. You can use '/' or "/" instead to avoid the deprecation warning. Perl is smart enough to know you meant a regexp rather than a string if it follows =~.

    bigrat is in core, so I don't consider it cheating. Now, if you wrote, and uploaded it to CPAN specifically to help your golf score, that would be cheating.

    However, I'm disappointed by the lack of a line break.

    Here's my reinterpretation of your implementation. I've added a line break at the cost of three keystrokes, but managed to save six keystrokes elsewhere...

    use bigrat;print((shift()*10**1000/shift)=~"/"?N:Y,$/)

    These are also quite cute, though very slightly longer...

    use bigrat;print[Y,N]->[(shift()*10**1000/shift)=~"/"],$/
    use bigrat;$_=shift()*10**1000/shift;print[Y,N]->[m"/"],$/
    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
      Thanks for your suggestions. Here is a yet shorter version:
      use bigrat;print+(1e1000/pop()*pop)=~"/"?N:Y,$/

      When's the last time you used duct tape on a duct? --Larry Wall

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