Perl contest

I’m not a Perl guru (although I consider myself a medium level wizard :)), and this last contest shows it. My entry for it was 4.6258 times longer than the shortest one submitted. :(. Some tips (maybe you can do better than me):

  • Wrapping your head around Roman Numerals is hard. I suggest that in addition to the Wolfram research page, you also read this very useful page about the subject (found it through Wikipedia)
  • The Perl::Squish module won’t do you any good. It may work for usual modules, but for my code it didn’t reduce it even by 1 byte. If you still want to use it, the code needed to run it is:

    use Perl::Squish;
    $s = Perl::Squish->new();
    $s->file '', '';

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