homework + obfuscation ... this might work ...

Joshua Landau joshua.landau.ws at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 23:35:48 CEST 2013

On 8 July 2013 21:43, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> I have an idea.  Take the threads where students ask the list to do
> their homework for them (but don't have the cojones to admit that's
> what they are doing), and merge them with the obfuscated Python idea.
> A group of people could come up with the solution off-list, then
> answer the poster's original question (no fair asking them to revise
> their poorly specified requirements) with a very obfuscated answer
> on-list.  I think it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall when
> they explain how their programs work to their professors, especially
> if they have little easter eggs embedded in them.
> :-)
> Perhaps we could start with the 10 random even numbers?  I'll start:

You're doing it wrong:

def getRandomNumbers() -> [int]:
    return [4]*10;  # chosen by fair dice roll
                    # guaranteed to be random


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