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by perlaintdead (Scribe)
on Sep 02, 2013 at 20:33 UTC ( #1051979=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'm pretty new to golf but this is the best i could do. I would like to see how you would fit this is fewer chars I'm sure theres one way or an other.

use Time::HiRes 'usleep';$|=1;for(;;){$_=(int rand 9)/2;if(/\.5/){prin +t"wub "}else{print"wooo "}usleep 100000}


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Re: Golfing
by toolic (Bishop) on Sep 02, 2013 at 21:15 UTC
      1 2 3 4 5 6 + 7 8 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345 +678901234567890123456 perl -e'use Time::HiRes"usleep";$|=1;{print+(int rand 9)%2?"wub ":"woo +o ";usleep 1e5;redo}'
      Update: Or even 69:
      perl -e'$|=1;{print+(int rand 9)%2?"wub ":"wooo ";select$u,$u,$u,.1;re +do}'
      Update: 64, thanks hdb:
      perl -e'$|=1;{print rand(9)%2?"wub ":"wooo ";select$u,$u,$u,.1;redo}' 1 2 3 4 5 6 1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ

        int is not needed.

        Doesn't catch the first "w" but here is a slight variation.

        select$u,$u,$u,.1while$|=print rand>5/9?ub:ooo,$".w

      after research this has by far the weirdest operator i've seen

Re: Golfing
by hdb (Prior) on Sep 03, 2013 at 06:36 UTC

    58 (credit to all entries above!). I hope I got the probability correct...

    1 2 3 4 5 6 123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 perl -e'select$u,$u,$u,.1while$|=print+rand>5/9?"wub ":"wooo "'

    Update: If you are happy to accept hyphens rather than blanks, we can save for more characters, see Re: Why is this auto-quoted?

    1 2 3 4 5 6 123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890 perl -e'select$u,$u,$u,.1while$|=print+rand>5/9?-wub:-wooo'
      Nice. Shortened to 55:
      1 2 3 4 5 1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345 perl -e'select$u,$u,$u,.1while$|=print rand>5/9?wub:wooo,$"'
      لսႽ ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ

        Phantastic! I never see all the potential of the special variables. If one is allowed to first print a blank, one can shorten it by another character...

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