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Re: Re (tilly) 4: Golf challange: match U.S. State names

by MeowChow (Vicar)
on Jun 06, 2001 at 08:54 UTC ( #86116=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re (tilly) 4: Golf challange: match U.S. State names
in thread Golf challange: match U.S. State names

Your first one can go down to 121:
sub state{ grep$_[0]eq$_,'WVTNHINMSCORIDCAKSDE WIALAR MNCTX NVAZ'=~/(?=(\w\w))/ +g,'FLGAILKTKYMAMDMEMIMOMTNDNENJNYOHOKPAUTWAWY'=~/../g }
... or you could have just taken the easy route by converting the && into an &.
   MeowChow                                   
               s aamecha.s a..a\u$&owag.print

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