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Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse

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Piers Cawley
December 5, 2001 01:45
Re: The Santa Claus Golf Apocalypse
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Michael G Schwern <> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 07:06:01PM -0800, Brad Greenlee wrote:
>> What's really stumping me is that there has to be a shorter solution for
>> (mine is 23), but I haven't been able to get past the need for printf
>> (at least, not for a shorter solution). Has anyone managed to do it without
>> it?
> I'm down to 21 using printf and you're probably having the same
> problem I was.
> Technically speaking, my solution is cheating as it relies on
> something you're explicitly not supposed to rely on.

There's a 21 char version that doesn't rely on the thing I think
you're relying on. And it doesn't explicitly use printf either.
(Wonder if that's a big enough clue?)

>> I also vote that we close this soon and unveil the winners. I have a life to
>> get on with.
> Yeah, we're all itching to show off our code.

Well, I would vote to finish it soon, but I just shaved a char off my and I want to see if I can get more :)


   "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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