[Python-il] Silly Python riddle

Alon Levy alonlevy1 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 16:12:46 IST 2011


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7

but don't run it :)

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM, cool-RR <cool-rr at cool-rr.com> wrote:
> 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 <w1 at zak.co.il> 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?
>>
>>
>> --
>> "Kosher" Cellphones (cellphones with blocked SMS, video and Internet)
>> are menace to the deaf.  They must be outlawed!
>> (See also:
>> http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2006/04/21/the-grave-danger-to-the-deaf-from-kosher-cellphones/
>> and
>> http://www.zak.co.il/tddpirate/2007/02/04/rabbi-eliashiv-declared-war-on-the-deaf/)
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> --
> Sincerely,
> Ram Rachum
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