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Andrew Savige
January 12, 2007 13:08
Re: New Golf
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--- Ton Hospel wrote:
> I think you should also explain how constructing the table
> backwards (from 3999 to 1) allows you to put the $$$_=$_
> *inside* the s///eg, since that way the wrong entries for
> the partial roman strings during buildup get fixed later on.
> And maybe also why the range can be safely extended to
> 4000..0

I've added a new "Tactical Tricks" section which mentions
both these excellent insights.
> Readers of your perlmonks article probably also don't
> understand the inside joke about amounts of money won.
> (I wish they were real :-) )

That was deliberate. Being a stirrer, I was hoping that not
explaining it might provoke a question from the gallery as to
what all that money means and is it really real. Let's wait
and see if anyone takes the bait. Whoa, I hope petdance
doesn't, I don't think I've got the energy for another
mega-thread. :-)

> I'd also like to point out that my entry is as far as
> I know the first use of a functional smiley (-: in
> golf code.

This has now been noted in the "Top Ten Countdown" section
which I also expanded a bit, giving more kudos to Juho for
gamely leading the pursuing pack and to TedYoung for the
big improvements he has made to his golf game during his
four year hiatus.


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