[Chicago] Can you write Perl in Python?

Brant Harris deadwisdom at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 23:43:05 CET 2005


I'm at 211, not messin' with the zlib stuff.  How are you doing the
zlib stuff?  I can't seem to embed any of that in the code itself.

Man, what a waste of time.

On 12/27/05, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> On 12/27/05, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> > An interesting contest.  My first simple try came in at 220
> > characters, but after trying a bunch of different techniques (most of
> > which increased the size) I was only able to get it down to 214
> > characters (which is just minor refinements to my first version).
> > Using the built-in zlib compression (s.encode('zlib')) I can get that
> > in turn down to 175 characters (actually making use of that
> > compression is an excersize left to the reader).  140 characters is
> > pretty tricky; I'm guessing there's some useful pattern in the data
> > for the numbers that could be used.
>
> Well, I figured out how to get it down to 173 characters, but when
> compressing it comes out as 174 characters.  Damn, I guess I'm just
> *barely* better at compression than zlib is.  Hmm... after using map
> and lambda I can get it down to 155, 153 compressed (two characters of
> compression, w00t!).   I'm totally stumped on the last 15 characters,
> though.
>
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