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Homework Golfby McD (Chaplain)
|on Dec 04, 2013 at 01:56 UTC||Need Help??|
My second grader came home today with a bizzare homework problem:
Using a simple substitution cipher, where A=1, B=2, etc., define the value of a word to be the sum of its letters.
So far, so good.
But the assignment was to come up with a word ... worth exactly 65 points.
Really? C'mon, that's work for a computer, not a human.
Specifically, work for Perl. More specifically, a one-liner.
Which means it's good for a little golf! Here's my offering, finding 65-point words in the unix dictionary, in 93 bytes:
Update: Huge thanks to everyone who participated! I learned something new from each and every entry, which was at once rewarding and humbling. May I never stumble across any of this in production code! :-)