revenge of the python puzzle

David Eppstein eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Thu Sep 26 08:00:36 CEST 2002


In article <mailman.1033015653.17801.python-list at python.org>,
 Michal Wallace <sabren at manifestation.com> wrote:

> Okay, so you guys think you're so smart. Try this one!  No
> contest this time, I've learned my lesson.  (I suppose if
> someone really wants some free hosting bad enough to solve
> this puzzle, you could talk me into it, but I'm just posting
> this for revenge... Um, I mean "fun".)

I'm not going to spoil this, just point out that my cryptogram applet 
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/cryptogram/ (sorry, not written in 
Python, but Java source available) solves this really easily.  You'd 
have to make it a lot shorter or a lot less like English to make it 
difficult...  of course to a human the keywords in the lines with colons 
are dead giveaways...

-- 
David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at ics.uci.edu http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/



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