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Re: andye Re: "Countdown" (golf)

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Nov 30, 2001 at 18:41 UTC ( #128628=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to andye Re: "Countdown" (golf)
in thread "Countdown" (golf)

As always, removing the trailing semi-colon helps. :-)

Excellent solution!

Update: Of course (and this wasn't specified, so it's cool!) ... this won't work with duplicate letters. blakem's does, yours doesn't. I would suspect the gameshow, though it wouldn't say this, would never give dupes.

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Re: Re: andye Re: "Countdown" (golf)
by $code or die (Deacon) on Nov 30, 2001 at 20:46 UTC
    It can give dupes. In fact sometimes, the letters are so bad that the best the contestants can do is get a 4-letter word.

    I couldn't find the offical Countdown website on channel4.com. But there is more info about how the game is played here.

    Simon Flack ($code or die)
    $,=reverse'"ro_';s,$,\$,;s,$,lc ref sub{},e;$,
    =~y'_"' ';eval"die";print $_,lc substr$@,0,3;

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