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From: cool-RR <cool-rr <at> cool-rr.com>
Subject: Re: Silly Python riddle
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.python.israel
Date: Saturday 17th December 2011 14:10:41 UTC (over 5 years ago)
So you got it down to 12 characters, nice. But it can be made much shorter.

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Omer Zak  wrote:

> I do not have Python 2.7, so I did the following on Python 2.6.6.
> >>> f = lambda: g(); g = lambda:()
> >>> f()
> ()
> >>>
>
> In other words, '???' is replaced by '); g = lambda:('
>
> --- Omer
>
>
> On Sat, 2011-12-17 at 14:14 +0200, Ram Rachum wrote:
> > Here's a silly Python riddle for you.
> >
> >
> > Today I opened up a Python 2.7 shell, and ran two commands in it.
> >
> >
> >         >>> f = lambda: g(???)
> >         >>> f()
> >
> > (Note that these are the only commands that I ran. You're not allowed
> > to run any other commands before them.)
> >
> >
> > The riddle: What's the shortest thing you can put instead of ??? so my
> > second command would not raise an exception?
>
>
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-- 
Sincerely,
Ram Rachum
 
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