On Nov 19, 2007, at 7:48 AM, Eric Lavigne wrote:

>> Eric I:      .  3.485
>> James Koppel:  11.779
>> Justin Either: 11.868
>> Eric Lavigne:  19.390
>> steve:         20.982
>>
>> So it would appear that the complexity of my process pays off in
>> time.  Of course, everything is a tradeoff.  I went for speed.   
>> Others
>> aimed for alternate worthwhile goals, such as easy to understand  
>> code,
>> succinct code, and/or highly Rubyesque code.
>>
>> Eric
>>
>
> It makes a lot of sense to optimize for speed here because decryption
> is a slow process, and Eric I is the clear winner there.
>
> I am new to Ruby and pulling out the pickaxe book for each line of
> code that I write, but none of the entries seem difficult to
> understand. Which entries are Rubyesque?

Well, in my opinion, you're latest entry is quite nice.

James Edward Gray II