python coding contest
tim.hochberg at ieee.org
Wed Dec 28 03:45:49 CET 2005
Christian Tismer wrote:
> And then help me to setup a different contest about content -- chris
As usual, I expect that actually having some working code measuring
'Pythonic' length (and I'm sure we could get into all sorts of fun
arguments about the exact definition of that) would go a long way
towards convincing the next contest thrower who's measuring length to
use something a little less distorting than program length.
I've been thinking about writing something, but I've been distracted.
Perhaps I'll take a stab at it tomorrow and see what I come up with.
That being said, the result I've come up with for the contest are pretty
cool in a perverse way, at least while there it's spread out over six
lines. Once it gets folded up, it become unbearable. And, sadly, it only
saves 3 characters. If one was ignoring leading and trailing whitespace
the unfolded version would be the much shorter of the two, but ya gotta
play with the rules as they is.
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