Brainbench perl test?

Jasper jaspermccrea at
Tue Sep 4 14:27:50 BST 2012

On 4 September 2012 14:12, Piers Cawley
<pdcawley-london.0dd185 at> wrote:
> On 4 September 2012 14:17, Dave Cross <dave at> wrote:

>> Can you not see the difference? It doesn't matter that it's a well-known
>> mathematical sequence. The required behaviour has been specified in the
>> question.

No, no it has not.

> Or, in an attempt to really drive it home:
>     blarg(n) is equal to blarg( n - 1 ) * 2  +  blarg( n - 2 )
> There you go. Not the Fibonacci sequence, but still a recursive
> definition, trivially implementable with a recursive condition given a
> couple more bits of knowledge (the values of blarg(0) and blarg(1)).

Aha! A couple more bits of knowledge. Now my machine can stop dying
when I run my program.

The question as originally described is a starting point to deciding
if someone can think logically, but it does not fully describe the

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