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Re: Shell Golf

On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 12:58:44AM -0500, Steven Pritchard wrote:
> Not as short, but a heck of a lot more efficient:
>   perl -e 'while(<>){$x=length$_;@n=($x,$ARGV,$_)if$x>$n[0]}print"@n"' *.pl

After a bit more thought, I can do better (shorter anyway) than that.  :-)

  perl -ne '$x=length;@n=($x,$ARGV,$_)if$x>$n[0];END{print"@n"}' *.pl

And for all the non-perl geeks out there, that's equivalent to this:

    while ($line=<>) {
        $length = length($line);
	if ($length > $longest[0]) {
	    @longest = ($length, $ARGV, $line);
    print "@longest";

(Hopefully that makes a tiny bit more sense.)

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