Emergency pubmeet, Thursday 17th

Greg McCarroll greg at mccarroll.org.uk
Sat May 12 18:27:22 BST 2007

On 12 May 2007, at 18:01, Peter Corlett wrote:

> What, no backtracking to a previous pub if we drink our way half  
> way across the bar and then find there's no match?

i'm wondering if we could construct a sufficiently interesting pub  
matching problem
that we could, like the sort dances of yesteryear, demonstrate the  
behavior of Perl's
regex engine via a pub crawl?

a bubble-sort pub crawl where you start with the order of the pubs in  
the street, and
for your compare operation go into a pair and order even just a half  
pint of their
recommended bitter in each and swap as appropriate is too scary to  
even contemplate
for more than 4 pubs. i also expect the staff would be even more  
scared, doubly so if
there was a timetable for different teams to sync their ops and  
different teams
where sorting on different beverages.


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