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Eugene van der Pijll
February 8, 2006 12:32
Re: Python Golf Tournaments
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Andrew Savige schreef:
> It seems that Python golf tournaments have started:
> except they don't call it golf, instead describing it as
> "shortest python coding contest".

There's a link to a usenet discussion on that site; some of my

* Complaints about the competition started at the first reply to the

    "What I dislike a bit is the winning criterion: 
     Shortest possible Python module? 
     I'm envisioning lots of convoluted one-liners which 
     are more suitable to a different P-language... :-)"

* After that, people started to enjoy it tremendously... proving that
  under the glossy shiny pythony outside, all real programmers are perl
  golfers on the inside really.

* The next competition will be judged by a criterium more suited to
  python. Who wants to bet that the "most elegant python coding contest"
  or the "most efficient python coding contest" or whatever will fail


 -- Mark-Jason Dominus

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