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James Edward Gray II wrote:
> On Aug 11, 2006, at 7:58 AM, Ruby Quiz wrote:
> 
>>     - Try to fill the biggest board you can with this script, in a
>>       reasonable amount of time (let's say 48 hours minus scripting time)
>
[timings for 6x6 square snipped]

Here's what I get, although I'm sure we have different hardware. :)

[sun@yantram j0 s0 ~/src/ruby_quiz]
 612$ time ruby -w 90.rb 10
- -----------------------------------------------------
|   17   62   28   18   65   60   48   95   89   79 |
|    6   20   39    7   86   40   75   87   97   76 |
|   27    9   66   61   47   67   88   78   98   91 |
|   16   63   29   19   64   59   49   94   90   80 |
|    5   21   38    8   85   41   74   84   96   77 |
|   26   10   33   23   46   68   53   43   99   92 |
|   15    1   30   12   35   58   50   70   55   81 |
|    4   22   37    3   32   42   73   83   52   72 |
|   25   11   34   24   45   69   54   44  100   93 |
|   14    2   31   13   36   57   51   71   56   82 |
- -----------------------------------------------------

real    0m0.011s
user    0m0.007s
sys     0m0.002s
[sun@yantram j0 s0 ~/src/ruby_quiz]
 613$ time ruby -w 90.rb 10
- -----------------------------------------------------
|   30   21    8   31   22   54   73   47   87   74 |
|   14   37   93   15   38   94   81   60   95   82 |
|    7   69   46   53   70   45    1   75   88   98 |
|   29   20    9   32   23   55   72   48   84   61 |
|   13   36   92   16   39   91   80   59   96   83 |
|    6   68   41   52   71   44    2   76   89   99 |
|   28   19   10   33   24   56   65   49   85   62 |
|   12   35   26   17   40   51   79   58   97   78 |
|    5   67   42    4   66   43    3   77   90  100 |
|   27   18   11   34   25   57   64   50   86   63 |
- -----------------------------------------------------

real    0m0.011s
user    0m0.009s
sys     0m0.000s
[sun@yantram j0 s0 ~/src/ruby_quiz]
 614$ time ruby -w 90.rb 10
- -----------------------------------------------------
|   61   19   46   30   20  100   73   64   88   83 |
|   12   36   59   13   37   66   93   81   67   94 |
|   45   29   62   44   74   63   87   75   97   84 |
|   60   18   47   31   21   48   72   65   89   82 |
|   11   35   58   14   38   57   92   80   68   95 |
|    6   28    1   43   25   52   40   76   98   85 |
|    3   17    8   32   22   49   71   54   90   78 |
|   10   34    5   15   39   56   24   51   69   96 |
|    7   27    2   42   26   53   41   77   99   86 |
|    4   16    9   33   23   50   70   55   91   79 |
- -----------------------------------------------------

real    0m0.011s
user    0m0.009s
sys     0m0.000s

:)
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