in reply to Re: Golf: ROT-n
in thread Golf: ROT-n

This generates an error on Perl 5.8.4 (Can't modify constant item in postincrement).

I thought about a couple of variants of this idea (not this one though) but didn't find a way to get the stroke count low. Particularly not on my version of Perl.

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Re^3: Golf: ROT-n
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 09, 2004 at 19:42 UTC

    Strange. The output I showed was using 5.8.4 (AS810)

    [19:39:27.71] P:\test>perl -v This is perl, v5.8.4 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 3 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail) Copyright 1987-2004, Larry Wall Binary build 810 provided by ActiveState Corp. http://www.ActiveState. +com ActiveState is a division of Sophos. Built Jun 1 2004 11:52:21 Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License + or the GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source ki +t. Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found +on this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'. If you have access to + the Internet, point your browser at, the Perl Home Pa +ge. [19:40:24.59] P:\test>perl -e"die map{($i)=@ARGV;$_++while$i--;chop}sp +lit'',pop" 4 pqrstuvwxyz tuvwxyzabcd at -e line 1.

    I saw your for tr version just after I posted which is in a similar vien but much shorter. Nice work++.

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