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Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse

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Ronald J Kimball
December 3, 2001 13:08
Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse
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On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 08:49:33PM +0000, Piers Cawley wrote:
> Ronald J Kimball <> writes:
> > 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.

"Similarly, your programs must properly newline-terminate everything they
write (they always write to stdout)."

In my mind, the idea of perl golf is to write code with certain semantics
in as few characters as possible, by changing the syntax.  If you change
the semantics to get fewer characters, then you're solving a different


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