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Piers Cawley
December 3, 2001 13:01
Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse
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Ronald J Kimball <> writes:

> On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 08:17:33PM +0000, Piers Cawley wrote:
>> writes:
>> > * I always chortle at Piers creative-in-the-extreme
>> >   entries. He may claim a lower score.
>> Too bloody right he will. You've just moved the goalposts again. All
>> of a sudden printing to stderr is worth a 4 stroke penalty, when last
>> time it was only worth one. Yes, I know that dies. But only
>> after it's passed the test. And if I change it so that it doesn't die
>> that brings my total to 92, not 93.
> Why would printing to STDERR warrant a penalty anyway?  It should
> disqualify the entry entirely.

On what grounds? Nothing was mentioned when the challenge was set
except that we weren't supposed to use die to output stuff, which is
emphatically not what I'm doing.


   "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a language in
    possession of a rich syntax must be in need of a rewrite."
         -- Jane Austen?

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