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Jasper McCrea
August 9, 2002 08:50
Re: Reflections
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Michael W Thelen wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 08:53:56AM +0100, Stephen Turner wrote:
> > By the way, isn't it incredibly annoying that there isn't a single Perl
> > variable which defaults to 1? (My UID is 1000, which would have worked well,
> > but I doubted it met the "work everywhere" constraint. :-)
> That is the single most frustrating thing that I constantly run up against when
> golfing (but it forces creativity!).  Another possibility may be to take the
> first digit of $^T... an approach that may be valid for all places (if the
> system clock is correct), but not for all times. In particular, it should fail
> beginning April 17, 2033.


has the advantages of being shorter and valid for those tournaments run
in the 2040s (barring syntax changes!) :)

Rob:    Man, I couldn't do this much damage with an axe, a day off work, 
        and a mission statement.
Bucky : Yeah, I had my 'A' game goin'.

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