george at metaart.org
Wed Mar 19 02:56:59 CST 2003
It's only because I have the same problem with quotes
that I thought to mention it.
And your question draws attention to the hints.
I'm hopeful the puzzle is both easier and more fun with hint #1.
On Tuesday 18 March 2003 11:52 pm, Daniel Hopkirk wrote:
> Ok, so I just reread the email. Question answered. Sorry.
> 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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