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### Re: Re: Re: Re: (Golf) Reversing RPN Notation

by MeowChow (Vicar)
 on May 21, 2001 at 22:27 UTC ( #82040=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: (Golf) Reversing RPN Notation
in thread (Golf) Reversing RPN Notation

A few problems with this:
• qw(2 3 4 * /) : you forgot to set '/' to 4
• qw(2 3 4 - -) : this is the biggie
```   MeowChow
s aamecha.s a..a\u\$&owag.print```
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Golf) Reversing RPN Notation
by Masem (Monsignor) on May 21, 2001 at 22:39 UTC
Ok, it's probably going to depend on how you decide to pop off the stack. Given "N1 N2 o" in RPN where N1 and N2 are the numbers and o the operation, the LTR should be "N1 o N2".

Yes, '/' would need to be 4. And yes, the second one poses the problem if there's no indication of order being important on an operation ("a op b" not being equal to "b op a"). Chipmunk's got part of the problem with associtivity in his 171 char solution, but I might need to restate the problem to handle this concept; at the time, I was only aiming for a general solution assuming that order didn't matter.

Dr. Michael K. Neylon - mneylon-pm@masemware.com || "You've left the lens cap of your mind on again, Pinky" - The Brain
Almost. The rule that "a op b" != "b op a" is not the same rule as "a op (b op c)" != "(a op b) op c". The former is commutativity, while the latter is associativity.
```   MeowChow
s aamecha.s a..a\u\$&owag.print```

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