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Re: PGA Golf, Round 1

by jorg (Friar)
on May 24, 2001 at 19:15 UTC ( #82943=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to PGA Golf, Round 1

right let's kick things off here... Here is my first Hole, 25chars, took me approx 25 minutes. Makes me wonder if i should've used a Wood number 3 rather than the Iron number 5

sub a{($_[0]=~/\w+/g)[4]}
Update mincus pointed out to me that there are only 18 chars i should count. How's that for a caddy !


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Re: Re: PGA Golf, Round 1
by danger (Priest) on May 24, 2001 at 19:26 UTC

    According to the counting rules (rule 1 above) you only count the characters inside the subroutine block (for one liners you count the whole command line). So yours is 18 chars.

    Not to spoil anyone's fun, but here's a small tip for shaving characters --- use pop rather than $_[0], that gives us a 16 character solution:

    sub S {(pop=~/\w+/g)[4]} 123456789_123456 # 16

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