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Re^2: Happy 2006

by Perl Mouse (Chaplain)
on Jan 11, 2006 at 01:27 UTC ( #522367=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Happy 2006
in thread Happy 2006

I'm not a big fan of the glob trick - there's always the possibility something matches (although for the given pattern, that's pretty unlikely). But just for kicks, I compared your solution with mine:
$ /usr/bin/time ./perlmouse ; /usr/bin/time ./ray_johnson -9 + 8 * 7 + 654 * 3 - 2 - 1 == 2006 9 + 8 * 7 + 654 * 3 - 21 == 2006 9 + 8 * 7 * 6 * 5 - 4 + 321 == 2006 9 * 8 - 7 + 654 * 3 - 21 == 2006 56.60user 0.19system 2:04.01elapsed 39%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresi +dent)k 0inputs+0outputs (356major+87minor)pagefaults 0swaps -9+8*7+654*3-2-1 == 2006 9+8*7+654*3-21 == 2006 9+8*7*6*5-4+321 == 2006 9*8-7+654*3-21 == 2006 56.98user 3.45system 2:43.21elapsed 41%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresi +dent)k 0inputs+0outputs (398major+21556minor)pagefaults 0swaps
The running time is about the same, but your solution uses a lot more memory, as it makes a list of all possible expressions to test before making the first test, while my solution tests each expressions right after it is constructed. My solution has a lot less pagefaults.
Perl --((8:>*

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Re^3: Happy 2006
by QM (Parson) on Jan 17, 2006 at 05:35 UTC
    The running time is about the same, but your solution uses a lot more memory, as it makes a list of all possible expressions to test before making the first test, while my solution tests each expressions right after it is constructed. My solution has a lot less pagefaults.
    Ah, someday soon, glob will be an iterator in scalar context.

    -QM
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      It is, but that doesn't help here.
        s/iterator/lazy iterator/;

        -QM
        --
        Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      As pointed out, glob is an iterator in scalar context. However, for provides list context.
      Perl --((8:>*

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