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by gods
on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
You are a most remarkable programmer, chipmunk. I just spent four and a half hours working on this one instead of my essay and still didn't get anywhere. Here's my best:

foreach(1..99){$b="\n$_ bottle@{[$_!=1&&s=>]} of beer";push@a,",\nTake + one down, pass it round,$d@{$d=$b.' on the wall'}\n",$d.$b};print re +verse@a;

but the output isn't as nice as yours.

I had this great idea using quines and self-modifying code, but I was beaten by s///. The idea was to find every number in the program and decrement it by one with s/\d{2}/$1--/g but $1 is read only so I couldn't (my lesson for today). Oh well. The following code actually works.
Update: I don't know if it's just my browser but the second line isn't displaying correctly. It should be $b=99;$c=$b-1;. But it doesn't break to badly if $c gets mangled.

seek DATA, 38,0; + $_=join("",<DATA>); + $b=99;$c=$b-1; + $b/$b; + print "\n\n $b on the wall, $b. Take one down, pass it around, $c on +the wall." ; + s/$b/$b-1/e; + s/ (\$.)/$1 bottles of beer/g; + eval;__DATA__ +

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In reply to Re: 99 bottles, 2 lines by jepri
in thread 99 bottles, 2 lines by chipmunk

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