Simon Kr÷šer wrote:
> William James wrote:
> >> s,f=1,proc{|x,y|y<1?[]:[[*s...s+=x]]+f[y-1,x].reverse.transpose}
> >
> > This is more obfuscated than
> >
> > s=1
> > f=proc{|x,y|y<1?[]:[[*s...s+=x]]+f[y-1,x].reverse.transpose}
> >
> > and is no shorter.
>
> depends on your line end character(s) :)

Only if you're under windoze and you neglect to remove
the carriage-returns before uploading.  Using vile, for example,
I do :set-unix-mode and save before uploading.  If you're not
doing this, then you are really hurting your score.

By the way, in the ASCII Art contest I got the size
down to 76.  I would pay to see how "flagitious" did it
in 71 bytes!

>
> >> puts f[w=gets(' ').to_i,gets.to_i].map{|i|['%3i']*w*' '%i}
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> It draws a number spiral, starting with '1' in the upper left
> >> corner and the highest number in the middle, it also features
> >> spirals that are not quadratic.
> >>
> >> Yes, you will get some score at the codegolf site if you repost
> >> this solution there
> >
> > If the site accepted this, then it wasn't tested thoroughly
> > enough.  '%3i' gives every number-spiral a column-width
> > of 3;  the column-width should equal the width of the
> > largest number.
>
> Well, consider it cheating, most spirals have a column width of
> 3 - so you may have to post it twice to have it accepted.

The site really should do more thorough testing.