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- PHP Programming Contest
- Nick Halstead
June 14, 2007, 8:47 pm
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programming contest on my blog.
Many years ago there used to be a UK television quiz show (I am sure
there has probably been many versions in other countries) that
required the contestants to transform one word into another one letter
at a time. The only rule was that each letter change must also result
in a real word. Here is an example.
* Band Changed 'H' to 'B'
* Bond Changed 'A' to 'O'
* Fond Changed 'B' to 'F'
* Food Changed 'N' to 'O'
* Foot Changed 'D' to 'T'
The challenge is to create a website that the user may supply an
arbitrary list of words which makes up a limited dictionary plus a
start and an end word. The website must then attempt to create the
shortest path between the two words following the rule that each
single letter change results in a word within the dictionary.
If you wish to take part go here -
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- IvÃ¡n SÃ¡nchez Ortega
June 15, 2007, 1:48 pm
- Schraalhans Keukenmeester
June 16, 2007, 7:42 am
Re: PHP Programming Contest
At Fri, 15 Jun 2007 11:16:22 +0200, gosha bine let h(is|er) monkeys type:
LOL, Roy-Floyd to the rescue! To OP: while I applaud your contest
initiative, I think this puppy's been kicked around a tad too often to be
really challenging. Haven't you got a few other ideas? Perhaps something
that has some typical PHP challenges in it?
Schraalhans Keukenmeester - schraalhans@the.Spamtrapexample.nl
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