Coding Challenge

Björnke von Gierke bvg at
Tue Mar 8 08:32:34 EST 2011

I'm not sure i understand the problem. given:

Paul 3
Peter 6
Joanne 6
fritz 9
Madelaine 15

sort by word 2 of each
put lineoffset("paul", theList) - lineoffset ("peter") into theCompare
if theCompare <  0 then
--child one is younger
--child 2 is younger
end if

that should solve all cases, unless they're the same age, which you need to check with a direct comparision (if word 2 of child1 = word 2 of child2 then sameAge)...

of course you could as well always use comparisions, and i'm sure you'd think of that yourself. so i really don't understand the question it seems.

On 8 Mar 2011, at 14:15, Malte Brill wrote:

> Hi folks,
> this is over my head. I have a problem I can not tackle alone, so please let me scream for help...
> Imagine a group of kids:
> Paul,Peter,Fritz,Madeleine,Joanne (and any additional number of kids)
> I want to programmatically test on age relations of those kids:
> e.g. Peter is older than Paul, Joanne is the same age as Paul.
> Now I want to be able to test if the statement Joanne is older than Peter (or same age, or younger) are valid or not. 
> I will need to be able to do this for all kids in the group. Any ideas on how to tackle that???
> Cheers,
> Malte
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