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Golf: Replacing part of a string with "*"
$string = '*' x 12 . substr($string,-4); # ************5678
By rote learning.
Via Genetic memory.
It's provided by my firmware.
I just remember them.
Thirty days hath September
My computer gets it right, usually.
I just ask someone else.
Someone punches me on the first of the month.
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