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Re: New Golf
January 17, 2007 12:45
Re: New Golf
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In article <45AE7345.email@example.com>,
Daniel Cutter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I was just wondering, reading all your talk about your solutions to the
> fonality golf, I would assume that everyone converted in arabic,
> calculated and then converted back to roman. When I first had a look at
> the problem I thought that that would be the obvious way to do it. At
> the time I thought it would be shorter though to calculate in roman and
> just drop the conversion. My first solution was with all the conversion.
> I say that Ton had allready posted a 100 so I thought he must have gone
> the other way. So I tried. My best solution (247) did just that. Based
> on the Wikipedia article I tried to add and subtract the roman numerals
> directly. Did anybody else do that?
I thought about it, made an estimate about how short it would be
possible to get that and decided not to pursue it. If the challenge
had been for addition only, I would have tried though, because I
think it's mainly subtraction that's icky. I think addition only would
have made the fonality golf more interesting.