What is the problem?

On 9/27/06, Paul Robinson <paul / iconoplex.co.uk> wrote:
> On 27 Sep 2006, at 13:31, Carl Drinkwater wrote:
>
> > Seems pretty simple, huh?  The URL to the full challenge
> > description is
>
> [snip]
>
> I've just spent since 4pm (it's now 22:40 local time) working on
> this. :-D
>
> I've managed to get it down to 426 bytes which is *rubbish* - 20/21
> overall, 11/12 for Ruby - but I'm now going to actually, you know,
> get some other stuff done. I give in. There are clearly better men
> than I on that thing.
>
> > I found it more difficult than I first thought it would be, but the
> > code was a lot of fun to write.  At the time of writing the best
> > Ruby entry is 169 bytes.  Can you beat it?
>
> This is now down to 128. I can only assume there is a better formula
> out there than the one I'm using - I built my formula off my own
> back. If there is an easier way to calculate it, feel free to shout
> me off-list so I can take another stab at it.
>
> --
> Paul
>
>


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