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Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse

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Piers Cawley
December 3, 2001 14:25
Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse
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Yanick <> writes:

> On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 12:59:05PM -0800, Brad Greenlee wrote:
>> Here's a question of fair play: does each program have to work for any given
>> text file, or is it ok if it just works on the test cases presented by
>> tsanta? I can shorten my by one stroke, and it still passes all the
>> tests, but it will eventually fail when the file reaches a certain size.
> 	I did the same. The rule says that if it passes,
> it's okay. However, I have to admit that it's crass cheating, and
> would accept any decision of not allowing this particular trick.
> 	(one solution would be to modify with a 
> text file of, say, 42 lines, which would break our scheme)

I'm proud to say that my 26 character solution works for any size
file. But I'm not proud to say that I can't begin to think how to
shrink it any further.


   "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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