python coding contest

Christian Tismer tismer at
Tue Dec 27 02:09:15 CET 2005

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 13:33:42 -0700, Tim Hochberg wrote:
>> Claudio Grondi wrote:
>>> I am currently at 39 bytes following the requirements and the principle 
>>> given above (my module passes the test). Anyone able to beat that?
>> Wow! It'll be interesting to see how to do that. The obvious way gives 
>> 53 bytes. Hmmm, I'll have to see what can be done...

The obvious way seems to be to import the file,
which gives me

import test_vectors as x;seven_seg=x.test_vectors.get

as one possible "obvious" solution with 53 chars.

from test_vectors import*;seven_seg=test_vectors.get
has only 52.

And if you observe that their "" file already does
all the imports we want, you can get to

from test import*;seven_seg=test_vectors.get
with 44 chars.

But I simply cant see how to get below that.
And I think this is not the wanted solution at all,
which is why I have no problem posting it here :-)

ciao - chris
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