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Re: Challenge: Egg Timer Puzzles

by GrandFather (Sage)
on May 02, 2006 at 23:42 UTC ( #547018=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Challenge: Egg Timer Puzzles

Nice challenge, but a number of sample problems would be good as test cases and to indicate a unified way of providing the problem data.

I guess something like: <target time> <, timer time>+ would be appropriate. So your sample problem could be specified as:

3, 7, 4

with the answer provided as:

begin 7, begin 4 ends 4, begin cooking ends 7, end cooking (time = 3)

DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel

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Re^2: Challenge: Egg Timer Puzzles
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on May 02, 2006 at 23:48 UTC
    GrandFather,
    Good point - thanks. In this particular case I don't see much harm in letting contributors interpret things as they want to as it is just a fun exercise in learning but some uniformity is always a good thing.

    Let this serve as a guideline for anyone seeking one.

    Cheers - L~R

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