python challenge 5

peak hell

Challenge 5 is called peak hell, it presents you with a picture of a hill and the hint ‘pronounce it’. Pickle, is what they are hinting at, but I already knew that as I have been here before. This one cannot be solved with ruby, as ruby has no pickle module. I could have reused the first solution I used so many month ago, but I thought I could do better. Indeed my new solution is a small fraction of the size of the orginal;

#!/usr/bin/env python
import pickle
banner = open('./banner.p')
p = pickle.load(banner)
for pp in p:
        for ppp in pp:
                x = x + ppp[0]*ppp[1]
        print x

The first time I used while loops and a bit of other junk that really added nothing to script. They both reveal the same bit of ascii art-text pointing to the next challenge.

Next: Challenge 6; now there are pairs


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