|You guys covered a lot of the discussion already, but I like the video from “Tom Scott” if any of you are fans or aware. He does a pretty good discussion of the problem, notably the tricky part of the problem (as was mentioned earlier) and even explains the true purpose of the problem.|
Since this was intriguing for some I’d like to mention the famous Microsoft interview question:
“Why are manhole covers round?”
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00:09 AM EDT Rich Freeman wrote:
On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 7:47 AM, ronpguilmet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:With the risk of sounding pedantic: optimized for what? Cycles (on which silicon exactly, is it x86, ARM, ...?), speed, readability, IoT, the failure rate, power usage, memory usage, pink unicorns...?
This is not New, but it is new to me. Apparently this is a programming
interview question to weed out applicants. It's called FizzBuzz.
Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of
three print "Fizz" instead of the number and for the multiples of five
"Buzz". For numbers which are multiples of both three and five print
Part of me wants to make it slightly more challenging by adding one more
The program cannot do more than 2 comparisons.
I'm trying to think of what the most optimized solution overall for
The most readable solutions will often involve 3Optimizing for readability is not a bad thing. Code gets read more often than it gets written. And when it is read, it is important to make sure the reader understands what is happening rather than pulling a couple of fancy tricks just to show off how much you master language X or Y.Plus, compilers are pretty darn clever and can 'undo' a lot of your readability optimization and optimize for speed - even if your code is verbose and sub-optimal because sometimes they can detect your intent(*).(*) I've worked on compilers and interpreters in the past, it's a very interesting space! If you're interested in this, grab a copy of the dragon book to get started!___________________________________________________________________________Philadelphia Linux Users Group -- http://www.phillylinux.orgAnnouncements - http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug-announceGeneral Discussion -- http://lists.phillylinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug
comparisons. You could get by with 2, but depending on how you store
the result of one of the comparisons I'm not sure that actually buys