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Re^6: Perl Golf Ethicsby eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
|on Jan 04, 2007 at 20:37 UTC||Need Help??|
You're probably being downvoted for your attitude. It was meant to be a fun competition. Most people were in it for the enjoyment, not the prizes, and could see the funny side of it after the game was over. You couldn't, preferring to feel angry and cheated and venting that the whole thing was unfair. You are the only competitor I'm aware of who has expressed this point of view. To illustrate the stark difference in attitude, I embed below a number of public comments from others who were in the competition and who also missed Ton's magic formula.
From Jasper (top score of those who missed Ton's magic formula):
Now, as an afterthought, am I the only person to have missed the perlgolf history book, and the only person who submitted a score that didn't have something like : $;.=5x$_*8%29628 :) I had a good time doing it, though. Thanks, Samy...
From `/anick, who missed out on the last prize by one stroke: