george at metaart.org
Wed Mar 19 02:13:03 CST 2003
Could be a challenge,
though once solved it may seem ...
(Quiet George! Two hints is enough.)
The two hints are worth looking at.
The second hint hopefully provides the clarification you request.
On Tuesday 18 March 2003 11:50 pm, Daniel Hopkirk wrote:
> Hmmm..... Looks like a challenge. Could you please just clarify that the
> first bit is two single quotes and not one double quite, as my retarded
> windows email program renders them the same! '' != "
> Daniel Hopkirk
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Woolley" <george at metaart.org>
> To: <hawkesbay at mail.pm.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 7:48 PM
> Subject: [hbpm] Puzzle
> > Here's a puzzle of sorts.
> > A line of Perl code fell off the dining room table
> > and was shattered.
> > The letters ended up all over the floor.
> > Somehow in the confusion,
> > all the space characters were destroyed.
> > Noone knows how many there were originally.
> > (And noone cares.)
> > Some anal-obsessive nerd (me) has
> > organized the letters as follows
> > with the hope that someone
> > will reconstruct the line.
> > ''..;Haabegikmnopprrstwy
> > Your mission, should you accept it,
> > is to reconstruct the line
> > for the anal obsessive nerd.
> > Hints:
> > 1) It is known that the original line
> > was simple enough
> > that everyone on this mailing list would
> > be capable of reading it.
> > Trust me on this.
> > 2) That's 5 special characters including
> > two single quotes and no double quotes.
> > Request: Please send your solution(s)
> > to george at metaart.org,
> > thus giving someone else a chance
> > to solve it.
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