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Re: [FWP] 100 point words.

On Fri, Jul 23, 1999 at 12:52:35PM -0500, Brent Michalski wrote:
> Last summer my son came home with an assignment to find as many words as
> he could that add up to 100 points.  With A=1, B=2, ... Z=26
> We were going on vacation that week and had 2 10 hour drives in the
> car.  At the end of the 20 hours, we had 4 or 5 words that added up to
> 100.  PRINTER is a word that adds up to 100.
> Well, it was driving me nuts so I told him that when we got back, i'd
> write a Perl program to figure this out for us.  The kid who found the
> most words got a prize :-)  [motivation]...
> Anyway, I wrote a program in about 15 minutes with about 20 lines of
> code.  We ran it against several dictionary files and came up with 10
> 4-column pages with words that add up to 100!
> It would be fun to create such a program and run it against a
> "standard/common" dictionary and see who could do it in the coolest, or
> shortest, way...
> What do you think?

For shortest, can anyone beat this one-liner?

perl -e'while(<>){$t+=1+ord($1)-ord"a"while/(.)/g;print if$t==100;$t=0}'


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