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20030725182324.GA13971@glympton.airtime.co.ukQuoting A. Pagaltzis (pagaltzis@gmx.de): > I don't see the problem. You have 36 (or 120) pairs or encoded > characters to allocate, and up to that many input characters. > Looks like just one straightforward mapping. The problem is that there are 371993326789901217467999448150835200000000 possible arrangements of the 36 characters. If most of those work then you'll find one pretty quickly, but if there's only one solution, it'll take something like a million million million million years to find it with a brute force approach. I've thought of some ways of making a brute-force approach a bit smarter and reduce the search space a bit, but I haven't found a quick way of determining if there's a solution or not. For now, the only way to determine that something like print"............................." is unencodable is to try every possible arrangement of characters. Adam -- Adam Rice -- adamrice@ntlworld.com -- Blackburn, Lancashire, EnglandThread Previous | Thread Next

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