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Your solution reminds me of me of a article currently referenced from the Joel on Software homepage, which talks about the the do-magic-here step.
I don't necessarily think of it as magic; I didn't know what the supplicant would consider a "close" number nor did I know which prime number finding algorithm he might find acceptable.
It's not really a joke answer. It's how I would divide the problem if I were doing it.
shiny regexes and rules offered by Perl 6
other CPAN module
by looking at it on my monitor
I print it and I read it in spare time
first I convert it into $FORMAT, then I parse it
I hire someone to do it
using my custom module
I write a brand new language to do the task
on the server where I play as human, XML is forbidden
what is XML?
I speak XML natively
I write a new grammar for Perl 6
some other way
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