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Piers Cawley
December 3, 2001 13:12
Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse
Message ID: writes:

> Piers Cawley wrote:
>> 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.
> Ronald J Kimball wrote:
>> Why would printing to STDERR warrant a penalty anyway?  It should
>> disqualify the entry entirely.
> Yes it does disqualify the entry.
> My fault for not being clear about my previous adjustments.
> They were not 1-stroke penalties.
> In one or two cases, I took the liberty of changing "die"
> to "exit" so that the program did not write to stderr.

Harrumph. If you're going to do that, at least do it accurately.


   "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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