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garth (867)

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Saturday February 02, 2002
03:56 AM


[ #2597 ]

As I was watching bits of the golf on TV this afternoon, I read about the golf challenge in the Perl Review mag, and thought I would give it a try. My first attempt had the slight bug of it only working on one digit numbers, but undetered I solidered on.

I think my latest attempt actually works correctly, but has 74 characters:

for(split //,reverse shift){$c+=(ord()-(/\d/?48:55))*(36**$p++);}print $c;

After looking at some of the other solutions, it would seem I need to get out the camel and read up on map and y///, as I am not really sure how these work. Who would of thought converting different base numbers could actually be fun and educational :-)

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