le 14/03/00 13:16, Phil Yates à phil.yates@... a écrit : > Laurent, > > If you go back and read the challenge as it was posted, I think it's clear > enough. Although you can apply it to roads, I tried to make the problem and > solution independent of 'real-world' application. I don't believe that Larry's post did concern roads per se. I see them just as a convenient metaphor for folks [like this gnome] who don't necessarily follow the math vocabulary that he otherwise uses. > By why did I post it in the first place ? [snip] > Personally, I'd like to see more such small programs or functions on the > list - particularly if the list splits - but I'm prepared to be shouted > down. Whether the list divides or not would just mean that X-FB would be displaced. Posts like these are [FB] in that they wake us all up, show/compare techniques, ideas, allow us non-math types to get a grasp on different concepts that we can use in our apps. I would very much welcome them, not only a regular basis, but also if someone then honed down the code and discussions and hosted them somewhere as a useful resource - and not only for FB programmers BTW! :-j [turn right at the 'Porte du Bagnolet' gnome] PS. >> This won't work. If you follow the signposts to Paris, all that happens is >> you >> get on the Peripherique, and then you're stuffed. We have the same problem >> with the M25. > > Obviously my humour doesn't travel very well across the English Channel ... Don't worry! It does.