Thanks for playing!
Jérôme Quelin and Dave Hoover
Given a base 36 number as first argument, you are to convert it to its base 10 representation.
The game started Friday 1st February 2002 and will end Friday the 15th, at noon GMT.
A test program is provided to help screen entries.
Any program that passes the test program can be submitted. If you are surprised that your program passed, please submit it anyway! That is how we identify bugs in the test program.
For the test program to work correctly, you will have to pass the name of your script as first argument, like this:
$ perl test.pl <name-of-your-script>to verify that your entry is valid.
Submit entries to Jérôme and Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org, and to this address only. Do not publish your solutions anywhere. That will spoil the game, as your solutions are meant to be secret. All solutions will be published at the end of the game.
Please include your solutions in the body of your mail, with the following pattern:
name-your-script: #!/usr/bin/perl -switches codecodecode codecodecode __END__
Do not forget the __END__ token. It won't be counted for the overall score.