Daniel Martin wrote:
> "vasudevram" <vasudevram / gmail.com> writes:
>
> > Thanks :) Sounds interesting - will check it out.
> > The URL
> > http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/199337
> > doesn't seem to be accessible. Will be Googling for any other locations
>
> Yeah, there was a post to the list earlier today saying that
> blade.nagaokaut was going to be down for several days (until the 13th,
> I think).  In any case, a google groups search for "something like
> this monstrosity" turns up the same post here:
>
> http://groups.google.com/group/ruby-talk-google/browse_thread/thread/496a4af9dc4771bf/a730a3cd6014b502?lnk=st&q=&rnum=3#a730a3cd6014b502
>
> > meanwhile, interested to know why you say that decoding
> > just the solutions to quiz 84 "will give you more of a ruby education
> > than you'd reasonably want"? Not disputing the opinion, just interested
> > to know  ...
>
> Quiz #84 was by a good margin the most popular ruby quiz both in terms
> of number of solutions and in terms of number of participants.
> Although several people just solved the problem, many others went to
> extreme lengths to optimize for memory used, for speed, or for code
> length.  At least one solution (Kelly Norton's) managed to do the
> whole thing in one (nasty) expression.  (And then of course there was
> my solution, where I was trying to de-optimize for both speed and
> memory)
>
> Unfortunately, the web archives of ruby-talk that most people point to
> are temporarily down.  Fortunately, google groups has most of the
> solutions captured in the thread I linked to above.

Thanks for the reply.
Yes, then that sounds like a good idea - to check out that quiz's
answers - should
give some ideas of different ways of doing the same thing in Ruby.

Vasudev
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