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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Golf) Kaprekar's Process

by srawls (Friar)
on Jun 18, 2001 at 05:19 UTC ( #89212=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: (Golf) Kaprekar's Process
in thread (Golf) Kaprekar's Process

Nice ... It took me a sec to notice it was | and not ||. You can shave off a char by replacing "@_" with pop. I tried to save more, but each time I came up with the same # of chars, just a different way to do it. It almost looks obfuscated now : ), but here's a solution at 54:

sub k { $_=$-x3|pop;!/495/&&1+k(-($_=join$k,sort/./g)+reverse) }

Update:Nice catch Sean. I tested it, just not against numbers like 100 233. It looks like the am wins then, unless that can be beaten.

The 15 year old, freshman programmer,
Stephen Rawls


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Nope..
by sean (Beadle) on Jun 18, 2001 at 09:01 UTC
    Nope, you can't use pop, unless you use it like this: "@{[pop]}" .. The quotes turn it into a string instead of an integer, so the | does a bitstring or instead of a numeric or. If either of the operands are numeric, you'll get the numeric or:
    perl -we 'print "000"|1' 1
    that doesn't work for us, we need this:
    perl -we 'print "000"|"1"' 100
    --sean

    and yeah, i came up with a handful of slightly different attempts that all came in at 55 too.

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