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by ariels (Curate)
on Feb 27, 2002 at 14:09 UTC ( #147901=obfuscated: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

We theoreticians always claim it's worth expending extra effort to find the best algorithm for the task. As you can see, the program itself is entirely straightforward Perl.
#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w use strict; my$t=",rtlr\n h ahkP tcraneeeusoJ"; my$s=join'',sort split//,$t; my(@t); while ($s=~/(.)\1*/sg){my$l=$1;push@t,(pos$t)-1 while$t=~/$l/g} my$i=0;print map{substr($s,$i=$t[$i],1)}(1..@t)

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[hippo]: Make it an option?
[Corion]: hippo: Yes, but I'm not sure that it's even worth the effort of implementing it at all...
[Corion]: You'll only ever need that option if you have a long-running query whose results are not cached by your DB already, and in those cases I presume that the programmer will want to maintain the temporary tables themselves - I wouldn't know when to drop ...
[Corion]: ... the temporary tables, and also don't have a good idea on how to create unique table names for them
[hippo]: OIC. In that case leave it out but invite feature requests and see if any of the users suggest it. :-)
[Corion]: Talking about this makes me realize that it's likely only a half useful idea. But it still would be convenient to have as an option...
[Corion]: hippo: Hmmm - yeah, I could document it and wait for code implementing that option to show up ;-D

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