[python-uk] Dojo at PyconUK
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Fri Sep 9 16:10:17 CEST 2011
On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Nicholas Tollervey <ntoll at ntoll.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-09-09 at 13:23 +0100, John Pinner wrote:
>> On 9 September 2011 13:02, Tim Golden <mail at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
>> > On 09/09/2011 12:04, Nicholas Tollervey wrote:
>> >> Here's one from me to kick things off:
>> >> Roman Numeral Calculator - e.g. XI - III = IIX (Apparently, it's not
>> >> as easy as you'd think. Parsing / converting between Roman numerals /
>> >> numeric values apparently has some interesting "weird" rules to take
>> >> into account). :-)
>> > For those who haven't been involved, Nicholas has been trying to
>> > get us to vote for this Roman Numeral Converter pretty much every
>> > London Python Dojo for the last two years :)
> Shhhhh, don't tell them that! It'll never get chosen. :-/
>> Maybe we should humour him, then.
>> What I'd like to know, is what about zero?
> Or floats...?
>> > Maybe Coventry will be his lucky place?
>> So we have to send him to Coventry so he can get it?
> B'dum tish.
> Here's another favourite of mine:
> Create a simple text adventure game world. Navigate with commands like
> n,s,e and w and look at your surroundings with the, er, "look" command.
> Great fun if you want to understand directed graphs. :-)
> A variation on this theme is a "Hunt the Wumpus" clone. But then Tim
> would have to admit to *his* dojo "testing" secret.
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Fwiw, the more interesting challenge is to write an efficient Roman
Numeral calculator that doesn't convert between numerals and numeric
values. How do you multiply IX and V in a non-decimal world? It's not
*that* hard, but good for stimulating debate.
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