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: x="" for ppp in pp: x = x + ppp*ppp print x banner.close()
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